Wednesday, October 27, 2021, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
A dusting of natural snow has come and gone, but lift construction remains in high gear throughout New England.
Okemo recently completed splicing the haul rope for the relocated Evergreen Summit bubble quad. The lift was formerly located on Jackson Gore, where a new six pack is being installed.
Magic Mountain reports that "Fabrication of key components for sheave assemblies on the Black Line Quad towers 6, 7, 13 are nearly complete with Pfister Mountain Services ready to deploy later this week on to the mountain after the rainstorms roll through to work on both the Quad and Red Lifts."
Loon's high speed eight person bubble is nearing completion, as workers are putting the finishing touches on the massive base terminal. The Doppelmayr lift replaces a quad, which is slated to be relocated to the Seven Brothers area next year.
Meanwhile, initial work is underway for two six packs scheduled for completion next year. Stowe has staked the terminal areas for its Mountain Triple replacement. This will be the second high speed chairlift on the Mt. Mansfield side of the ski area, and could be used for lift served mountain biking at a later time.
Waterville Valley has cleared the future storage barn location for its bubble six pack and has blasting mats staged for initial tower footing work. Due to Bicknell's Thrush restrictions, construction will span two calendar years.