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New chairlift and snowmaking at Perisher

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Mountain Technology,

Construction work has begun on a new quad chair at Perisher in Australia, with the removal of the existing T-Bar.

AUS$4.2 million is being invested in the new chair and a snowmaking system covering the base of the Happy Valley area to the base of the chair. The chairlift is expected to open in time for the 2019 season, increasing capacity by 75%.

The replacement of the steep, advanced only Leichhardt T-bar with a chairlift will allow it to be used by children and beginners providing another option to the nearby Happy Valley T-bar.

Michael Fearnside, Operations Director, said: “It’s an exciting time here at Perisher! Since the Freedom Chairlift in Guthega finished, we began focusing on the development in the Leichhardt area. The day has come, and the Leichhardt T-bar towers have been removed! We look forward to watching the transformation of one of the resort’s most popular areas with the installation of the Leichhardt Quad Chairlift and snowmaking.”

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