Lifts are being constructed in five New England states this off-season.
Saturday, November 11, 2023, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
With snow flying, construction crews are racing to wrap up lift projects across New England.
Northstar - Mt. Southington
As of October, the haul rope was spliced for the new Northstar triple chairlift at Mt. Southington. The new Partek replaces a 1976 Hall double chairlift.
Bucksaw - Sugarloaf
Terminal work continues on the refurbished Doppelmayr high speed quad being installed in the new West Mountain complex at Sugarloaf. As part of the project, the vintage West Mountain double chairlift has been truncated.
Barker 6 - Sunday River
Towers are up, the top terminal complete, the haul rope spliced for the new Barker 6 Doppelmayr high speed chairlift at Sunday River.
Merrill Hill 2 - Sunday River
Towers are also up for the second Merrill Hill triple chairlift. Work continues on the base terminal. The Doppelmayr lift will run from just above Monkey Brook Road to the top of Merrill Hill.
Summit Express - Berkshire East
Towers were flown in late October for Berkshire East's first detachable chairlift. Work is now focused on the terminals. The Leitner-Poma quad runs up Competition and Upper Competition, terminating near the high point of Mt. Institute in the area known as Horace's Grove.
Mountaineer - Attitash
The base terminal pedestal has been installed for the new summit lift at Attitash. The Leitner-Poma detachable quad is the only remaining project in New England without towers in place.
Timbertown - Loon
The new Doppelmayr fixed grip quad at Loon was completed late this summer. The lift will serve new novice and intermediate terrain at South Peak.
Black Line Quad - Magic
The new haul rope has been spliced and chairs have been hung for Magic's Black Line Quad. Under construction since 2019, the refurbished Poma chairlift would provide redundancy and additional capacity to the summit.
Sheehan - Middlebury
As of October, towers and the base terminal pedestal had been installed for the new Sheehan quad at Middlebury. The new Skytrac fixed grip quad replaces an aging double and will serve Middlebury's debut of night skiing.