It’s been another major summer full of construction over at Sunday River Resort in Maine, as the Barker Express is being replaced by a Doppelmayr D-Line high-speed detachable six-pack bubble chairlift.
Called the Barker 6, it will have heated seats with head and footrests, red-tinted bubble covers, an uphill capacity of 3250 riders per hour, and a ride time of 4.68 minutes. They’re also installing a new Doppelmayr fixed-grip triple chairlift over at Merrill Hill.
Last week, major progress was made on the new Barker 6. Helicopters flew the lift towers into place over the span of two days.
To conclude another week of construction, Sunday River shared a video of Donny Pelletier breaking down the latest construction developments. Donny was saying that he and his buddies were going to install it by using toe straps and some wenches, which seems like the way to go. They went with the helicopter installation instead. In spite of not listening to Donny’s advice, the Barker 6 is still looking like it’s going to be a wickid mint lift.
Image/Video Credits: Sunday River Resort