The Canadian ski resort says the new lift should be operating by the opening day of the 2019 – 2020 season.
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The decision by the White River National Forest authorises additional snowmaking coverage on 86 acres of existing ski trails.
The €7 million chairlift, located in the French ski area of Les Sybelles, opened to the public on 9 March.
The city council of Duluth in Minnesota, US, is expected to take up a resolution on Monday authorising city staff to apply for state and federal grants totalling up to US$150 000 to help purchase an additional pump and four more snowmaking guns.
The pipeline still requires approval from the US Forest Service. If that is received, Powderhorn hopes to begin construction this summer.
The Mammoth Mega Zip, which will have a vertical drop of 2100 ft, is due to open at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in California in time for the Memorial Day weekend (25 – 27 May).
The two ski tows were closed last month following the issuing of improvement notices by the Health and Safety Executive.
The Nevada resort is seeking to add two new chairlifts, 11 new ski trails and snowmaking infrastructure.
A new high-speed detachable Doppelmayr quad lift is due to be installed in the summer, while the resort's grooming fleet is also being expanded.
The New Zealand resort is replacing the Coronet Express with a 6-seater Telemix lift manufactured by Leitner Ropeways.
Paul Anderson, Chief Executive of NZSki, admitted this week there is still "a glimmer of hope" that there will be a new chairlift installed at The Remarkables ski area in time for opening during this year's ski season.