Lee Canyon Plans New Quad Chairlift!
Wed 30 April 14
In time for the 2014/15 winter season, Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort will replace Chair 2 with a brand new Doppelmayr quad lift, increasing uphill capacity to 2000 guests per hour versus the current 900.
Lee Canyon Plans New Quad Chairlift! © Lee Canyon
With a greater capacity and reduced ride time, guests will be able to spend more time enjoying the slopes next season. The upgrade is the first milestone in a larger, multi-million dollar Master Development Plan that includes plans for an additional 34 trails, at least six more lifts, upgraded equipment and enhanced guest facilities.
Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort (LVSSR), also known to locals as Lee Canyon, is located 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas. LVSSR is owned and operated by Powdr Corporation (the owners of Park City Mountain Resort in Utah, among other resorts nationwide) in partnership with the United States Forest Service under a special use permit. The resort is typically open from November through April, with the best snow in February and March.
The area's total of 385 skiable acres offers 11 alpine skiing and snowboarding trails and four lifts, including three chairlifts and onesurface lift as well as its hike-to side country areas and freestyle terrain park for skiers and snowboarders.
Chair 2, a double chairlift, has been transporting skiers to the Lower West Bowl, The Line, The Strip Terrain Park and other popular intermediate and advanced trails at LVSSR for the last 32 years. It will be replaced with a modern Doppelmayr quad chairlift. This project also includes regrading of the base area and relocating the bottom terminals of both Chair 2 and Chair 1 to allow for easier loading and access to intermediate and advanced terrain. Construction will begin on Monday, April 7 and be complete in time for opening day of the 2014/15 season scheduled for Friday, November 28, 2014, weather permitting. Due to construction, LVSSR will not open for summer activities until July 4, 2014.
“The new chairlift will dramatically improve the experience for guests who want to spend all day on the slopes because it will mean less time in line and on the chair,” said Kevin Stickelman, LVSSR’s president and general manager. “The upgrade is one of many in our Master Development Plan, which will continue to improve upon LVSSR’s reputation as a winter ‘must do’ for local and visiting families.”
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