This offseason, Trollhaugen in Wisconsin is embarking on the third phase of its expansion project, which began back in 2021. The first phase replaced Chair 1 with a fixed-grip quad chairlift (it’s now referred to as Chair 2), and they began trail clearing and adding snowmaking infrastructure to the planned expansion area. In 2022, they completed clearing the new expansion trails, reshaped the pitch of the Lower Gully, and started engineering, surveying, and geoteching for the new Chair 1.
Here are Trollhaugens’ plans for this offseason:
• Finish the installation of new snowmaking infrastructure on the expansion trails.
• Install lighting for night skiing in the expansion area.
• Install a new variable speed quad chairlift at the “Summit Area” (SouthEast side of the mountain) to service Summit and expansion area.
• Remove the Summit Rope tow to make room for the new chairlift and expanded trails.
On Monday, they provided a construction update on the new Chair 1. The foundations are starting to be put into place, which is a sign that they’re on schedule.
This new Chair 1 will be located in the middle of Summit Area terrain park trail. That park is currently serviced by a rope tow, which will be removed. This chairlift will also service the terrain expansion, which will add four new trails to the ski resort. The expansion and new lift are expected to open during the 2023-24 season.
We’ll keep you posted here on Unofficial Networks on the latest news regarding Trollhaugen’s expansion.
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