Granite Gorge Chairlift Set to Reopen This Weekend
The small New Hampshire ski area has been limited to surface lifts thus far this season.
Thursday, January 11, 2018, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Granite Gorge plans to open its chairlift this weekend after operating exclusively with surface lifts since its opening on December 14.
According to a report posted on LiftBlog.com, the lift was not operating due to gearbox issues. Multiple posts were made on Granite Gorge's Facebook page in recent weeks, stating repairs were in progress.
Originally constructed at Devil's Elbow, Ontario, the refurbished Borvig chairlift was installed at Granite Gorge in 2005, increasing the ski area's advertised vertical drop to 525 feet.
Located on Route 9 east of Keene, Granite Gorge was opened on the site of the defunct Pinnacle ski area in 2003. Prior to 2005, Granite Gorge and the Pinnacle were serviced exclusively by surface lifts. The area cut its weekend ticket price from $49 to $33 for the 2017-18 season.
01/17/2018 Update: Granite Gorge was unable to open the chairlift as planned, but did re-open it on January 17, 2018.