New lifts for this season include a gondola, two chairlifts, and two T-Bars.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
With half a month of skiing already in the books, most lift projects have been completed.
Bretton Woods - Doppelmayr 8 Person Gondola (New)
Following a multi-season construction effort, the Bretton Woods gondola opened to the public on Thursday, November 14. The new lift serves nearly top to bottom skiing at the area, terminating at the former top of Fabyan's Triple. The summit lodge facility remains under construction, with a planned 2020 off season opening.
Killington - Leitner Poma Quad (New)
Killington's latest new lift debuted on New England's opening day, November 3, 2019. The fixed grip quad replaced the ancient North Ridge Triple and serves as the main early season lift.
Magic - Poma Quad (Refurbished)
Originally proposed for the 2018-19 season, installation of the Black Line Quad was held up due to state permitting delays. Towers were flown in earlier this month, however additional site work remains. Magic is targeting a mid-January debut for the lift, which accesses the same terrain as the vintage Red Chair. The lift was formerly located in the Snow Bowl at Stratton.
Ascutney - Doppelmayr T-Bar (Refurbished)
Ascutney ran into similar state permitting delays, resulting in a multi-season construction effort. The T-Bar is largely complete and now has its state license. Obtained from Centre de ski Le Relais in Quebec, the lift will serve the lower 435 vertical feet of the once-defunct ski area.
Sunday River - Doppelmayr T-Bar (New)
Construction has been completed for the Gould Academy racing T-Bar at Sunday River. The new lift crosses under the Locke Mountain Triple, terminating near mid-station. The lift will operate only for race access, unless other area lifts are on hold.