Gore Mountain To Invest in New $6mil Quad Lift
Wed 30 April 14
Gore mountain is to replace it's aging high speed triple chair.
Gore Mountain To Invest in New $6mil Quad Lift © WSG
Gore Mountain is the closest large mountain in New York to the Capital District (Albany) metro area. The resort has 102 trails and 13 lifts (9 chairlifts, a gondola lift, one j-bar, one poma lift). Gore Mountain is one of the three ski areas owned by the State of New York; and is operated by the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), a state agency.
"We are excited to be replacing our Adirondack Express triple with a new high-speed detachable quad. The new lift will offer guests a smoother, faster, and more reliable ride out of our Base Area, and the new unloading zone near the Saddle Lodge will be lowered and restructured to provide an easier egress to the slopes."
Adirondack Express II has a capacity of 2,400 people per hour, 300 more than the previous lift. Padded chairs and eight fewer towers will make for an extremely comfortable ride, and the lift can operate almost 40% faster than its predecessor.
After unloading from the Adirondack Express, access terrain on Gore, Bear, Burnt Ridge, and Little Gore Mountains. Connector trails to facilitate getting around Gore Mountain's vast four-peak network of development, such as "Hedges" that opened last season, will continue to be added.
The previous triple was the oldest high-speed lift in North America, which made for complicated maintenance and part replacement. The Adirondack Express II project is enabled in part by increased investments in New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) facilities that were included as part of Governor Cuomo's 2014-'15 budget.
Other Improvements inclue the J-Bar getting a new "soft start" feature to provide an easier, more comfortable guest experience when the lift restarts in that beginner area. Permanent tower guns on the Topridge Trail have also been prioritized.- See more here
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