The early winter weather is delaying the completion of lifts.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
While many new lifts were once slated for the 2018-19 season, governmental and now weather issues are affecting many installations.
Bretton Woods was originally planning to have its new 8 person gondola ready for the 2018-19 season, however "supply chain delays coupled with the 5 feet of snow" have delayed the completion of the project. Though construction continues, Doppelmayr has not announced a new completion date. The truncation of Fabyans Triple has been completed.
The projected opening date of Stratton's new Snow Bowl lift is now the end of December, as construction has been slowed by the early winter weather. Construction on the Doppelmayr high speed quad did not commence until August due to Bicknell's Thrush restrictions.
Killington's Snowdon Six lift is expected to open this week, following a successful load test. The Leitner Poma bubble lift was previously targeted for a Thanksgiving debut, however delays have resulted from a regulated tight construction season and early winter weather. Meanwhile, neither the South Ridge Quad nor Ram's Head Alpine Training Poma have been completed. An estimated completion date for the relocated lifts has not been announced.
Ascutney's refurbished Doppelmayr T-Bar will not open this winter, as the start of construction was significantly delayed due to the state permit process and actual work was halted due to the early winter weather.
Magic Mountain's Green Chair is now targeted for Christmas week, as further adjustments are needed for the refurbished Borvig double chairlift. The lift was originally slated to be completed in July.
Meanwhile, Magic's Black Line Quad installation was postponed until next year due to the state permit process.