Alpental at the Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington is going through a transformational period.
The Sessel Chair is being currently replaced by a new fixed-grip triple chair, which will open during the 2023-24 season. It will increase capacity, and be realigned to allow for longer runs. The Edelweiss Chair will be replaced by a new fixed-grip triple chairlift, which will open for the 2024-25 season. They are also doing the initial construction on the new International Chair, which will give access to some of the mountain’s most popular terrain. This new chairlift is projected to open during the 2024-25 season.
Lastly, the Armstrong Express, which is the only high-speed chairlift at Alpental, is getting a capacity upgrade. Last week, Alpental added chairs to the Armstrong Express, increasing the lift capacity by 20%. This move has been done to reduce future lift lines and improve skier circulation.
Olympian Debra Armstrong, who the chairlift is named after, gave her stamp of approval for the changes with a comment on the Facebook post:
“Gotta love that!”
Image Credits: Summit at Snoqualmie