There are many new lifts ready for this season in North America.
Take a look at this lastest round up of new lifts:
Even Australia has an eight-seat chairlift and until this winter nowhere in North America was home to one. This has all changed following construction of the Ramcharger chair at Big Sky in Montana. The new lift was shipped over part by part from the Doppelmayr factory in Austria and is the first lift in the US to utilise the latest D-Line technology. It also features heated seats, blue bubbles and automatic locking barriers in what has been dubbed North America’s safest and most advanced lift – although as seen in Austria these lifts are commonplace! In addition, the old Ramcharger high-speed quad has been relocated to replace the Shedhorn double, adding significant capacity on the backside of Lone Peak Mountain.
To the south in Colorado, the resort that is always one of the first to open each October has significantly expanded its terrain this season. A new quad in an area called The Beavers at Arapahoe Basin, opens up 468 acres of new skiing, including 34 marked trails and the jewel in the crown – the Steep Gullies. These five gullies are a formidable challenge and are well worth the 20 minutes hike out back to the Pallavicini lift.