Expansion plans for 2017-2018
Big changes are coming for this season! And we're excited to share
these plans with you. Two new lifts are being installed this summer and fall; a quad chairlift
which will replace both the Orange and the Yellow TBar, and a 300ft carpet lift
to replace our old rope tow.
A Leitner-Poma chairlift was delivered in May and we are working to install it before winter. The four-passenger (quad) chair, which we bought from a ski area in Ontario, will
replace both the Orange TBar and the Yellow TBar and will run from the bottom of
Andy's Gully up to the top near our existing chair.
The new quad chair will give us more lift capacity than the TBars so lineups on
our busy days will be smaller.
With the new quad chair, we will have more runs to ski on as the old Yellow
and Orange TBar lift
lines can now be used for skiing plus we plan on opening up a new run between
the existing Big Terrain Park and Andy's Gully.
There will also be a lot more space in the
where the top of the Orange TBar is currently located. Right now, this is a narrow
above the rope tow but with the new chairlift, this will be a wide open green
will take you to the Bunny Hill from the chairlifts.
And,as an added bonus, you will no longer have to use a rope tow or handle tow
to get to our existing triple chairlift. You can just zip down Andy's Gully and
ride the new quad up to the top and then ski the runs off the triple chair or
300 ft carpet lift
We are also installing a new 300 ft carpet lift that will replace
our old rope tow. This new carpet lift is three
times the length of our existing carpet lift and will make it much easier for skiers
and snowboarders to use our wide open Bunny Hill.
But even better, we will have
a lot more space for beginners to learn to ski or snowboard. Our Bunny Hill will
doubled in size as you can choose to get off on either side at the top of the new carpet lift
and practice your turns on our gentle slopes to the bottom of the carpet lifts. Right now, on our
tow and 100ft carpet lift, you can only get off on one side which means the
Bunny Hill can be crowded on busy days. It will be much more open, friendly and
easy to use once we replace the old rope tow with the new carpet lift.
Two carpet lifts, more beginner terrain...next year is looking like a great year
to ski or snowboard at Sunridge!