Big Rock Proposes New Quad Chairlift
The Northern Maine mountain is currently served by a double and a triple chairlift.
Friday, December 10, 2021,

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Fundraising is underway for a new fixed grip quad at Northern Maine's Big Rock ski area. The non-profit ski area is attempting to raise $2.9 million for the project, which has already garnered a large donation.

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Located on the Canadian border in Mars Hill, the area's principal lift is a refurbished double chairlift. The Mueller lift was originally installed at Evergreen Valley, Maine circa 1970, where it operated sporadically from 1972 until around 1982. It was installed at the previously-Pomalift-served Big Rock in 1993, making it the northernmost chairlift in New England. A novice Doppelmayr-CTEC triple chairlift was installed in 2004.

According to the Bangor Daily News, SE Group has been developing a plan for the ski area, which saw a 30% increase in passholders last season. The prospective Doppelmayr quad would decrease ride time from 12 to 8 minutes and would increase uphill capacity from 800 to 1,800. The lift would be 3,495 feet long by 929 feet vertical.

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