Lift Installation Projects Continue as December Approaches
More work remains before New England's two new chairlifts will be ready.
Sunday, November 27, 2016, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
With snow on the ground and December just days away, work continues on New England's two chairlift installations.
The bottom and top terminals were recently installed at Suicide Six, as the new Leitner Poma installation heads into the home stretch. The fixed grip quad chairlift will be the new main chairlift at the small Vermont ski area.
Suicide Six Quad Top Terminal
High Country and Green Peak at Waterville, November 26, 2016
Meanwhile, Waterville Valley opened top to bottom on November 25th with significant work still needed to make its new Green Peak complex operational.
The top and bottom terminals for the relocated Stadeli-Doppelmayr triple chairlift have been installed. As of Friday, 5 towers reportedly have yet to be installed.
With ground frost and snow coming and going on Green Peak, management reportedly acknowledges that total excavation of the new trails will not be completed this year. Much of the novice terrain has been excavated and a temporary snowmaking infrastructure is being installed from South Street to the summit. New advanced terrain may open this winter if natural snowfall allows.
Green Peak bottom terminal, November 26, 2016
Green Peak summit, November 26, 2016
As of last week, no concrete work has been conducted to date at Whaleback. The small New Hampshire ski area is reportedly still planning to install a novice Hall T-Bar this year.