Alyeska Resort lift upgrades for 2008/9

Sat 30 August 08

Chairlift #3 is being replaced with a quad chair and Chairlift #7 gets a mid-way unloading point

Alyeska Resort is finalizing the over $3 million dollar lift upgrade for the Winter 2008-2009 season.

Chairlift #3 is being replaced with a fixed grip quad chairlift manufactured by Dopelmayrctec. The new lift alignment places the unloading station halfway between the old top station and the top of lift #7. The bottom station has been moved closer to the Sitzmark deck. The new fixed grip high speed quad lift will provide greater uphill capacity while eliminating a large amount of stops per ride due to passenger loading and unloading.

Chairlift #7 is being modified to include a midway unloading station and a conveyor loading system at the bottom station. These improvements will allow better utilization of the terrain for lower level skiers and allow the lift to be operated at a higher speed than in the past. Providing a more streamline access point for kids and adults accessing the beginner lift directly behind the Hotel Alyeska. Alyeska Resort will provide guests learning the sport a much easier loading and unloading experience encouraging them to come again and again.

Alyeska Resort has been working hard to improve the overall guest experience for families and beginner skiers and riders. Both lift projects are scheduled for completion in September 2008.

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