Its was a slow start to skiing this season but not for lift rides up the mountain. Many ski resorts have installed new chairlifts this season to increase uphill capacity while decreasing wait times to ride.
Here’s a list of some of the new lifts you’ll see at various resorts around New England this season…
Attitash’s new Mountaineer chairlift replaces the old Summit triple chairlift. This new detachable quad will significantly increase ride capacity to the summit.
Berkshire East has a new detachable quad chair (T-Bar Express) that will ride along side the old summit triple and quad chairs. This is the first of 2 new lifts for the resort, with the next coming in 2024-25.
Loon’s new Timbertown quad chair is a fixed-grip that’s part of a new expansion Timbertown on the west side of Loon. This expansion also includes 11 new trails.
Magic mountain’s new black line Quad is a fixed-grip quad that replaces the old triple chair. This lift was has been in the works for some time but is operational this season.
Mount Southington replaced the old Hall double lift for beginner terrain. This is a nice upgrade for the ski area, replacing a nearly 50-year-old chairlift.
New Bucksaw Express chair is part of the new West Mountain expansion at Sugarloaf, that also includes new trails. This chair also replaces the old Bucksaw double chairlift.
The new Merrill Triple chair is part of a new expansion on Merrill hill, with new access to ski-in ski-out condos. There is also plans for a second lift in this area.
Sunday River adds the Barker 6, 6-pack bubble chair servicing Barker Mountain. Sunday River boasts that this chair is the “fastest and most advanced chair in the east”.