For years, one of the weak spots at Attitash Mountain Resort in New Hampshire was its lift network. Their chairlifts frequently broke down, which was highlighted by the infamously slow Summit Triple.
Over the past couple of years though, that has changed drastically. Last winter saw the addition of the Progression Quad, which was a major improvement in the beginner skier experience. This offseason, they are replacing the Summit Triple with a high-speed quad.
Other than the new high-speed quad that’s coming to the Attitash side, the Bear Peak terrain pod is also seeing a major replacement. The Flying Bear Express is getting a new haul rope. For those who don’t know, a haul rope is the wire rope that moves the chair carriers up the mountain. The first video update showed the new haul rope being placed onto the chairlift.
The second video update, which was posted this week, showed them splicing the rope and installing it onto the Flying Bear Express.
This new haul rope extends the lift’s lifespan and makes it a smoother ride up to Bear Peak’s summit. The Flying Bear Express has had its share of mechanical issues in the past, so getting a new haul rope will definitely help make the Bear Peak side of Attitash even better next season.
Image/Video Credits: Attitash Mountain Resort