New Buck Quad Chairlift & Expanded Terrain


New Chairlift

We are happy to announce the addition of a new, four-person chairlift on Buck slope, which will be operational for the 2013-14 winter season.

Our old Buck chairlift, which was installed in 1978, is being replaced with a new, made-in-the U.S.A.,
Skytrac Quad Lift. The new Buck Quad will be similar to the Loki Quad lift that was installed in 2011, but will not include a loading conveyor. The new Buck Quad will also move more skiers and riders per hour to the top of the slopes.

Map of Frontside Slopes with Buck Chair & New Slopes highlighted:

Frontside Slopes


Three New Slopes for 2013-14

In addition to the new, ski-under lift, we have increased our skiable terrain with three new slopes: Buckaroo, Buck Glades and Gorge Glades.

Buckaroo slope is located skier's right of the new Buck lift. The new slope leads skiers and riders past the entrance to the new Buck Glades. Buck Glades will drop skiers and riders through the trees and onto Hoot Owl slope, which leads back to the base of Buck slope. Also, the new Gorge Glades area is being created in the wooded area between Buck and Gorge slopes.

View the 2013-14 Trail Map »

More On-Slope Improvements

Passengers on our new Buck chair will notice that we have expanded the arrival zone at the top of the lift, making it easier for skiers and riders of all abilities to unload from the Buck Quad. We have also added a fleet of new, automated snow guns and have invested in a PistenBully Winch Cat groomer. The new groomer will allow us to push large amounts of snow uphill, permitting additional grooming on steeper slopes and enabling greater snow retention on the slopes when temps begin to rise in late winter/early spring.

Buck Lift Demolition - May 31, 2013Buck Lift Demolition - May 31, 2013Buck Lift Demolition - May 31, 2013Lower Lift Terminal Construction - June 20, 2013Buck Slope Regrading - June 28, 2013Lower Lift Terminal Construction - June 28, 2013Upper Lift Terminal Construction - July 24, 2013
Upper Lift Terminal Construction - July 24, 2013Upper Lift Terminal Construction - July 24, 2013Looking Down the Lift Line - July 24, 2013Lift Tower Base with Expanded Slope - July 24, 2013Upper Lift Terminal Construction - July 24, 2013Lower Lift Terminal Construction - July 24, 2013Slope Expansion - July 24, 2013
Buck Glades - July 24, 2013Snow Gun Foundation Construction - July 26, 2013Snow Gun Foundation Construction - July 26, 2013Snow Gun Foundation Construction - July 26, 2013Upper Lift Terminal Construction - July 26, 2013Lift Tower Installation - August 19, 2013Lift Tower Installation - August 19, 2013
Lift Tower Installation - August 19, 2013Lift Tower Installation - August 19, 2013Lift Tower Installation - August 19, 2013Lift Tower Installation - August 19, 2013Lift Tower Installation - August 19, 2013Lift Tower Top Installation - September 6, 2013Lift Tower Top Installation - September 6, 2013
Old Charging Station Removal  - September 6, 2013New Buckaroo Slope - September 13, 2013New Buckaroo Slope - September 13, 2013New Buckaroo Slope - September 13, 2013New Buck Glades - September 13, 2013New Buck Glades - September 13, 2013Top of Buck Quad - September 13, 2013
Lower Bullwheel Installation - September 17, 2013Lower Bullwheel Installation - September 17, 2013Delivery of Chairlift Terminal Housing - September 19, 2013Delivery of Chairlift Terminal Housing - September 19, 2013Delivery of Chairlift Terminal Housing - September 19, 2013Delivery of Chairlift Terminal Housing - September 19, 2013Terminal Housing Installed - September 24, 2013
Chair Cables Installed - October 9, 2013Chairs Being Installed - November 5, 2013


More Information

Crystal Expands to 48 Slopes, Builds New Buck Lift - Press Release
New Chairlift and New Terrain for Crystal Mountain - Press Release
More Bang for Your Buck - Blog Post with Photos
How to Make a Quick(er) Buck - Blog Post with Photos