Back in 2021, BigRock Mountain announced its intention to replace its double chairlift with a new quad chairlift. A couple of weeks ago, BigRock Mountain in Mars Hill, Maine announced that they had signed a contract with Doppelmayr USA, which secures the price point of the lift and sets an installation date for the summer of 2024. They’re aiming to open the lift during the 2024-25 season.
The new fixed-grip chairlift will be double the capacity compared to its predecessor, shorten lift lines, and the top terminal of it will be better positioned to reach the black diamond runs that have required lots of skating off the summit.
Darrell McCrum, who is the President of BigRock’s Board of Directors, described the importance of this new planned lift:
“We see the chairlift installation as an investment in the sustainability of our operation. The campaign’s impact will be felt by generations of county residents. As board president, it is humbling to see all the people from around the county, state, and across the boarder come to Big Rocks support. What we offer is something truly special.”
In spite of the exciting news, the press release points out that the fundraising aspect of this project has yet to be completed. BigRock is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, meaning capital projects like this happen through fundraising efforts.
They’ve raised $4.25 million of the total $5.4 million project goal, so BigRock still needs to raise $1.15 million to get started on the project. To help them reach their goal, you can call them at (207) 425-6711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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