The Kanc 8 is the largest new lift project in New England this year.
Saturday, May 15, 2021, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Kanc Liftline, 05/15/2021
Taking no chances after losing the 2020 construction season due to COVID-19 restrictions, Loon is moving full-steam-ahead on its Kanc 8 lift project, with Doppelmayr employees already working on weekends.
Deconstruction of the existing Doppelmayr high speed quad started almost immediately after the lift's closing day of March 28. The West Basin parking lot is now loaded with components for the new lift, which was originally fabricated for a 2020 installation. Though the existing Kanc Quad towers are still standing, concrete has already been poured for the new base terminal. In addition, excavation is taking place on the lift line and footing forms are being constructed and staged.
Loon also recently confirmed that the Kanc Quad will be refurbished and reinstalled next year, replacing the Seven Brothers Triple to provide a high speed chairlift out of the main base area.
Kanc 8 Chairs, 05/15/2021
The first eight-person chairlift in the east, the new Doppelmayr D-Line bubble chairlift will feature heated seats, automatic safety bars, and an adjustable loading carpet. Part of the Flight Path 2030 plan, other projects slated for the next five years include a redeveloped West Basin area, an expanded summit cafeteria, a new North Peak trail, and an upgraded Lincoln Express lift.
Loon is post a series of videos of the lift construction on YouTube.