The South Ridge Quad is part of an $8 million Bear Mountain revitalization project.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Killington will be installing a new quad in just over a year, according to a press release issued today.
Part of the two phase Bear Mountain Revitalization plan, the new South Ridge Quad will be complemented with trail improvements (including tunnels and bridges restoring a previously closed novice connector trail) and a renovated Bear Mountain lodge. Construction of the $8 million ski area improvement project is set to begin in the summer of 2018. Vermont Act 250 filings have not yet been recorded.
For the real estate component of the plan, Ottauquechee Realty Advisors, LLC and Killington will construct multi family buildings in the Bear Mountain area.
The 875 vertical foot South Ridge Triple was originally installed in 1977 with a unique triangle lift line, making the uphill side longer than the return. After being seldom used in its later years, the lift was partially removed in 2011. The new lift will follow the shorter return side, where some towers are still standing.