The aerial tramway has been operating midweek to maintain lift access to the upper mountain.
Friday, January 27, 2023, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Cannon skiers have been unable to use two main lifts this week, as the area battles through maintenance issues. Friday's lift report lists only three of the area's ten lifts in operation.
The Cannonball Quad chairlift has been closed for the past four days due to a "maintenance project." The 33-year-old Doppelmayr serves the upper mountain.
The Zoomer Triple chairlift "is expected to be down for an indefinite amount of time while we work to address a mechanical issue." The 39-year-old Dopplemayr serves 20 named trails and glades on the "Front 5" complex.
The tramway has been operating this week to provide lift service to the affected trail complexes.
In addition, an inspection last year "revealed excess wear on 60% of the haul rope grips on the Peabody Express Quad, necessitating immediate replacement," resulting in a $50,000 budget increase request. The 24-year-old Garaventa-CTEC lift serves the main mountain.
Meanwhile, SB 55-FN-A was recently filed to appropriate $25 million in funds for "maintenance and operation of the tramway." In addition to state general funds, the state-owned and operated ski area also receives all lease revenue generated from Mt. Sunapee.