New Hampshire Lift Construction Projects Progressing
Three new chairlifts are under construction this year in the Granite State.
Sunday, July 10, 2022, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
The White Mountains are dominating the New Hampshire lift construction landscape this summer, as Doppelmayr and MND install new lifts at three resorts.
The largest project this year is the new bubble six pack at Waterville Valley. The only install subject to Bicknell's Thrush restrictions, work on high elevation footings started last fall. Most of the high elevation footings were poured just before the May 15 deadline, with subsequent work now focused below 3,000 feet (including the base terminal, which is already being installed). Major high elevation construction can resume in mid-August. The lift is the first brand new chairlift at Waterville since 1997.
To the north at Loon, the Seven Brothers triple has been removed and initial excavation has taken place. The lift will be replaced with a refurbished 1995 Doppelmayr high speed quad, formerly located at the West Basin complex.
Footings have been poured for the new Progression Quad at Attitash. The Doppelmayr fixed grip lift is replacing the 1973 Borvig double-double chairlifts that did not operate last season. Towers have already been delivered for the lift, the first new chair at Attitash since 1998.