New Quad To Replace Holiday Chair
We are incredibly excited to announce that this summer we will install a new Dopplemayr quad chairlift to replace the aging Holiday Chair at Summit Central! We plan to start construction of the new four-person lift in June and completion will be well ahead of the 2019-20 winter season.
The new fixed-grip Dopplemayr quad chairlift will feature a height-adjustable, easy loading conveyor system similar to the systems currently in use at Summit East's Rampart Chairlift and Summit West's Pacific Crest Chairlift. A height-adjustable conveyor makes loading the chair safer and easier for all skiers and snowboarders, particularly children and those new to the sport.
"Going from a two-person to four-person chair and adding the easy loading conveyor will be a true game changer for Summit Central, particularly for our first-timers and kids..."
The increased capacity of the new lift will provide ski schools and beginners at Summit Central more time on snow, and reduce time spent on the lift or in line. Naturally, that means skiers and snowboarders learning to ski will be able to progress faster and have more fun!
This new chair is part of a focused improvement plan for our learning zones at the mountain. This season, Summit West learning areas were improved through the use of specifically designed terrain to make learning to ski or snowboard much easier, and way more fun! You may have seen this special terrain late in the season on the magic carpet slopes of Summit Central.
New Quad Chairlift At A Glance
2.4xTHE UPHILL CAPACITY
450 ft/minMAX OPERATING SPEED
The new Dopplemayr quad can transport up to 2,400 skiers per hour up the mountain. Not only does each chair hold two additional riders, thanks to the efficient loading conveyor system, it can also operate at a higher speed than the old chairlift.
Sorry, we don’t plan to sell any of the chairs from Holiday lift. We still have many lifts at the mountain that utilize the same parts and components, so the disassembled lift will go into storage.
Additional Improvements For 2019-20
This summer our crews will be working tirelessly to make improvements across our whole mountain.
4 Bathroom Remodels
In the Timberwolf & Denny Mountain Lodge
Summit West & Alpental
- 4 Bathroom Remodels
New Floor Coverings
- New Floor Coverings
Entry Walkway Facelift
And updated signage
- Entry Walkway Facelift
In addition to the new chairlift, Summit Central's base area and plaza will get also be updated for next season. We plan to renovate the entry walkway and update all the signage around the plaza and lodges. You likely noticed the updates to Summit West already this season and we're excited to continue the project at Summit Central. It all provides more continuity, improves wayfinding, and updates the look and feel.