Sugarloaf Closes Timberline Quad After Inspection Reveals Issues
The Borvig quad chairlift is of the same vintage as the closed Kine Pine lift.
Thursday, April 2, 2015, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Following a detailed inspection, Sugarloaf has closed its Timberline lift. According to a press release, "an abnormal level of wear and tear to the drive shaft" resulted in management closing the lift until the component can be replaced. Snowcats will be used to provide skiers acccess to the upper mountain trails served by the Borvig lift.
The Timberline Quad was originally installed as the Whiffletree Quad in 1988, the same installation brand and season as the King Pine Quad. The Whiffletree Quad was reinstalled on the upper mountain as the Timberline Quad in 1996.
The King Pine Quad suffered a roll back on March 21, resulting in 7 injuries. The King Pine Quad will remain closed for the rest of the ski season. It is not known with the Timberline Quad will reopen.