Borvig Chairlift at Highland to Close for Footing Modification
Originally installed for skiers, the chairlift currently serves bikers.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
The Highland Mountain chairlift will be closed August 15th through 17th so that modifications can be made to the top terminal.
The 1987 Borvig triple was installed one year after the Spruce Peak lift at Sunday River, which suffered a catastrophic top terminal footing failure last month. As a result, the New Hampshire Tramway Board is working with chairlift owners to review footing designs.
According to a statement from Highland Mountain Bike Park, additional anchors will be installed on the top terminal that "will increase the safety of the chairlift by approximately three times the State of New Hampshire requirement." The lift will resume operating on August 18th.
Located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, the Highlands ski area operated from 1968 to 1995. After nearly a decade of closure, the ski area reemerged as a lift served bike park called Highland Mountain.