New Buck Quad Chairlift & Expanded Terrain
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:
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.
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.
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