After the monumental Kanc8 development during the last offseason, Loon Mountain is working on replacing the old Seven Brothers Triple with a high-speed quad. The high-speed quad originally serviced the West Basin terrain pod and has been refurbished since it was removed in 2021. On Tuesday, Loon gave an update on the construction progress of the new lift.
The major challenge has been clearing the trees needed to expand the lift line since the quad takes up much more space than the old triple. The National Forest needed to approve these changes, which requires a representative walking the lift line to approve individual trees that can be removed. The removed trees are marked by paint in order for the National Forest to recognize them.
So far, the tower foundations have been dug for the new lift towers, as Loon and Doppelmayr will soon begin pouring the concrete into them. Doppelmayr will then return to “fly in the concrete for those footings, and set the refurbished towers from the Kancamagus Express Quad.”On May 28th, Doppelamyr, Loon, and a helicopter team began the work of removing the old lift towers. The twelve towers were removed swiftly, as it only took the team about two minutes to remove the bolts from the lift towers and get it up in the air. Two videos of the tower removals are below.
Image/Video Credits: Loon Mountain Resort