Loon Mountain Opens New Seven Brothers Express Quad

Loon Mountain Opens New Seven Brothers Express Quad

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Loon Mountain Opens New Seven Brothers Express Quad

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“Adding a high-speed lift in this base area will be transformative—a major improvement for our guests.”– Brian Norton, Loon Mountain’s President, and General Manager.

On Saturday, Loon Mountain Resort in Lincoln, New Hampshire opened the new Seven Brothers Express Quad. The new lift is double the speed of the old lift that it replaced, as it goes 1000 feet a minute.

Technically, the Seven Brothers Express Quad isn’t new, as it was originally the Kancamangus Quad over at the West Basin base area, which was replaced by the innovative Kancamangus 8 bubble chairlift. While out of operation, the lift went under significant refurbishment. The new features of the chairlift include a loading conveyor, redesigned top and bottom terminals, operator houses, drive system, and electronics.

The Octagon Lodge base area has struggled with keeping up with capacity demand for years, as the gondola usually sees long lines, and the Seven Brothers lift used to be a fixed-grip triple chairlift. Having a new high-speed lift next to the gondola will have huge benefits to the guest experience at Loon.

The new lift is the latest investment in Loon’s Flight Path: 2030 plan. Next up is the terrain expansion over at South Peak. Thirty acres of beginner and intermediate terrain, along with a fixed-grip quad chairlift will open during the 2023-24 season.

Thanks to 16-21″ of new snow from last weekend’s storm, Loon has rapidly increased its trail count. Snowmaking efforts continue on South Peak, Springboard, Little Sister, and Seven Brothers.

The Seven Brothers Express Quad is closed for maintenance today, but it’s expected to reopen Wednesday. Now let us pray that the r**n system coming through on Friday does minimal damage to the Northeast’s trail count.

Image Credits: Loon Mountain Resort

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