Jump to content

Weatherman

Vail upgrades for summer 2020

Recommended Posts

Long and short of it... Okemo gets a new 6-pack. Nothing else in the East.

Quote

Transformational Upgrades at Okemo – The company plans to complete a transformational investment at Okemo, pending certain government approvals. The investment will include upgrading the Quantum lift from a four-person to a six-person, high-speed chairlift and relocating the existing four-person, high-speed Quantum lift to replace the Green Ridge three-person chairlift, increasing uphill capacity and improving circulation across the resort. The company also plans to renovate and expand both dining and ski school facilities, as well as enhance accessibility for all guests at the primary point of arrival.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/vail-resorts-announces-key-capital-211000586.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is only the first announcement for 2020's build season.  They will reveal more details in March.  There could be more lift installs next summer but some may not be announced by Vail yet depending on permitting/contract progress to date.

Off of Liftblog, Peter says he got confirmation from Okemo local MGMT that the Quantum replacement will in fact be a bubble 6, a first for Vail (Katz is on record not caring for bubble chairs) and the relocated Quantum 4 will retain. It's bubbles as well.

One would think an Attitash summit HSQ would be a definite Vail investment, but they have to go through the NFS permit process.  So that might be a 2021 project since, to my knowledge, no proposal has been submitted to the NFS.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Someone years ago said you can replace chairlift without getting a new approval of the footprint does not change.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Benski said:

Someone years ago said you can replace chairlift without getting a new approval of the footprint does not change.

You might be able to replace an old lift in the exact alignment of the exact capacity as the old one without a full application to the NFS.  But any upgrade and capacity increase most definitely requires the full permit process.  Both Loon and Waterville have entered that process this fall, Loon to replace Kanc with a HS8 and 7 Bros with the refurbed Kanc, Water is to replace White Peaks with a HS6 and Sunnyside with a FGQ and to remove Northside without replacement.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




Mobile Apps available!

Please try our mobile apps for iOS and Android

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.