Changes at Snowbird for 06/07 season

Wed 31 May 06

After an epic season work has begun on a new tunnel giving access to Mineral Basin and the old Peruvian lift is being replaced with a new 4-seater chair

Changes at Snowbird for 06/07 season

Changes at Snowbird for 06/07 season © Photo: snowbird resort

Snowbird 2006 tunnel buildSnowbird recently began a two-year project constructing a new chairlift and tunnel in Peruvian Gulch. Ready for the new season, Snowbird’s original Peruvian lift will be taken out and replaced with a new high-speed quad.

The base will stay near the original base shack, but the top station will be located below the steepest Chip’s Run pitch, an approximately 2,600-vertical-foot rise. At the top of the lift, a 595-foot tunnel with a conveyor lift will provide access to Mineral Basin.

May 15 – Begin grading of Bottom Terminal
June 01 – Begin construction of Bottom Terminal
June 12 – Begin construction of Top Terminal
July 18 – Begin construction of Lift Towers
July 24 – Begin construction inside Tunnel
August 21 – Complete construction inside Tunnel
September 25 – Hang Chairs
October 10 – Test Lift

Snowbird old chairlift removal for 06/07 seasonChairlift Stats
8,000 linear feet long
Approximately 2,600-vertical-foot rise
Approximately 1,800 passengers per hour
Estimated 8 minute lift ride
6,000 square foot lift base area

Tunnel Stats
595 feet long
12 feet high
Estimated 4 minute lift ride
Sealed from the elements with retractable doors
One-way access into Mineral Basin

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