Wolf Creek is currently in the process of adding its eleventh lift. Last month, the Colorado ski area announced that they’re adding a new chairlift to the beginner area.
The Tumbler chairlift will be located “adjacent to the Lynx Learning Center and parallel to the trail ‘Okey Dokey.’” This fixed-grip quad chairlift is 900 feet in length, which is a similar distance as the Nova chairlift. Its maximum speed will be half of a normal chairlift, leading to an optimal learning environment. The target market for the Tumbler Chairlift is snowboarders, Wolf Pups (ski school students ages 5-8), and first-time adult skiers. They are building this lift to add an enclosed learning environment and make it more of a destination for first-time skiers and riders.
This will allow their beginner lift ticket to become an even better value. This $44 ticket will give access to the Tumbler, Nova Lift, and Lynx Learning Center lift.
Last week, Wolf Creek gave its latest update on the project. The work lately is primarily focusing on the bottom and top terminals. With this being a shorter lift, the timeline for completion is much shorter compared to other chairlifts we’ve seen built this summer. They expect to open the new chairlift during the 2023-24 season.
Other offseason projects have included extending snowmaking to the top of the Treasure Stoke Quad Chairlift, the completion of the Powder Room, which gives season pass holders the chance to rent out seasonal lockers, RFID card improvements, three new shuttles to help move guests around, and removing dead trees for the tenth straight year due to Spruce Bark Beetle’s infestation of Engelmann Spruce trees.
Click here to read the official press release regarding the new Tumbler chairlift.
Image Credits: Wolf Creek Ski Area