Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in the East, will invest $8.4 million into on-mountain improvements to kick off its 50th birthday season and improve the overall on-mountain experience for the 2008/09 ski and snowboard season.
Skye Peak Express: The New Skye Peak Express replaces the Skye Peak Quad and reduces the ride time from 14 minutes to just less than five minutes, allowing guests improved access to Bear Mountain and Killington's long intermediate cruising trails such as Skyeburst, Cruise Control and Needle's Eye.
Summer On-Mountain Projects to Enhance Skiing and Riding Experience for Next Winter
ROSSLAND, B.C. - Red Mountain Resort is investing close to $1 million on mountain projects designed to enhance skiing and riding on Red's epic terrain. A comprehensive lift-service audit is a major part of this investment which includes upgrades to chairlift components on Red's Motherlode, Paradise and Red chairlifts to ensure maximum reliability for the upcoming season.
SKI PATROL, premiering on truTV in October, is a new primetime series that will give viewers unprecedented access to the ski patrol units at Blue Mountain, PA and Crystal Mountain resort in Washington State. truTV follows the team of men and women who work the slopes in some of the most extreme environments in the country as they do everything from dynamiting snow drifts and performing daring out-of-bounds rescues of injured skiers, to locating missing children and busting drunken snowboarders looking to party on the slopes.
Opening day is getting closer and closer and the sight of cables strung across the valley is leading skiers and riders to dream about their momentous first ride across. Obviously, with a journey across a valley that breaks several world records, safety is the first thing on Whistler Blackcomb’s, and our guests’, minds.
Doppelmayr’s lift fabrication, safety redundancies and secondary systems are designed for increased operating reliability. Major elements include: