Over the past couple of weeks, Mount Snow in Vermont has opened their two major Epic Lift Upgrades. The first grand opening was for the new Sundance Express on December 11th. The six-pack high-speed chairlift has replaced the Tumbleweed and Sundance chairlifts, which were both fixed-grip triple chairlifts. Compared to its predecessors, this lift replacement increases its uphill capacity by 70%.
The strength of this lift is providing guests with another way to get up the mountain from the main base area. According to an interview with the Brattleboro Reformer, Vail Resorts is saying that the new chairlift will be open seven days a week.
The second grand opening came on Monday, as the Sunbrook Express opened up for the first time. This high-speed quad replaced the Sunbrook fixed-grip quad chairlift and reduces the ride time by 30%. This new lift will improve skier circulation, as the prior lift was a long ride up to the top. Both lifts were supplied and installed by Doppelmayr.
Over the offseason, snowmaking was also a focus for the popular Vermont ski resort. They added snowmaking to High Traverse, Shooting Star, and Hop, which hadn’t had snowmaking on them previously. These are some major improvements for Mount Snow, and they will have immediate benefits to skier/rider circulation flow and the guest experience.
Image Credits: Taylor Starkey/Mount Snow