Boyne Mountain, MI has officially announced that the Midwest’s first eight-person chairlift will open for guests on Friday, December 23rd.
The Disciples 8 chairlift replaces two fixed-grip chairlifts that were notorious for being extremely slow. The ride time will be a brisk “3.16 minutes”.
The new chairlift joins the eight-person chairlifts installed by Boyne Resorts at Big Sky, MT, Loon Mountain, NH, and Sunday River, ME.
Santa’s coming early this year. 🎅⁰ ⁰#Disciples8 is opening this FRIDAY at 11am! 🚨⁰ ⁰Ring the Doppelmayr bell with us and kick off your merriment with some laps on the first eight-place D-line chairlift in the Midwest. pic.twitter.com/Y2US5fjqYS
— Boyne Mountain (@Boyne_Mountain) December 19, 2022
We published an article over the summer questioning Boyne Resorts’ decision to install an eight-person chairlift at such a modest ski area.
The new lift will dramatically improve Boyne’s uphill capacity, but will that cause overcrowding on the trails?
Boyne Mountain Trail Map with the new Disciples 8 circled:
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