Killington to Replace North Ridge Triple with Quad
The resort recently filed paperwork with the state to replace the vintage upper mountain lift.
Friday, January 11, 2019, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
The slew of lift projects at Killington looks to continue this summer, as the resort recently filed with the State of Vermont to replace the North Ridge Triple. According to the Act 250 filing made public this week, the $2.16 million project would result in a Leitner Poma fixed grip quad being installed along the existing lift line. A draft permit has been generated by the state.
The North Ridge Triple was installed by Heron-Poma in 1972, climbing 587 vertical feet over a run of 2,290 feet. The oldest lift at Killington, the North Ridge is typically the first chairlift to open in New England each season. Due to the high elevation, the lift construction season may be limited for environmental reasons.
Two of the four lift projects commenced at Killington in 2018 have been completed thus far: the upgrade of the K1 gondola and the new Snowdon Six Express bubble chair. The South Ridge Quad and Rams Head Pomalift relocation projects remain in progress with hopeful completion dates this month. According to a document submitted to the state, the lift projects at Killington were spurred by Federal tax reform.