Nine aerial lifts are slated for installation this year.
Thursday, May 27, 2021, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
In what's shaping up to be the busiest construction season since 2004, new lifts are going up across New England.
In Massachusetts, Catamount is placing forms for its new Glades Quad. The fixed grip quad will be composed of components from multiple used lifts. Catamount is also planning to install a Garaventa CTEC fixed grip quad purchased from Holiday Valley.
Sister ski area Berkshire East is planning to install a refurbished Poma triple to serve the new northeast face of the mountain. The lift was acquired from Talisman, Ontario multiple years ago and will likely be retrofitted with a new drive terminal.
Saddleback is planning to install a new Cupsuptic T-Bar.
Magic Mountain expects to complete its Black Line Quad this year. Under construction since 2019, the fixed grip quad purchased from Stratton will provide a second summit lift.
Okemo has removed its Green Ridge Triple and is performing site work for its replacement of the lift with the former Quantum bubble quad. Meanwhile, new Leitner Poma components are being delivered for the replacement of the Quantum bubble on Jackson Gore with a new six pack.
Loon has completed the removal of the Kancamagus Quad and is making fast progress on the base terminal for the new Kanc 8 bubble chairlift.
Waterville Valley has staked its new White Peaks bubble six pack. Concrete is expected to be poured after Bicknell's Thrush restrictions end later this summer for a 2022 installation.