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Sugar Mountain announces new quad chairlift for beginners

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Mountain Technology,

Sugar Mountain Resort in North Carolina, US, is to install a high-speed detachable quad chairlift this summer, replacing the resort’s original two-seater, fixed-grip Easy Street chairlift.

Designed and engineered by Doppelmayr and specifically for beginners, the new 1800 ft, silver bullet, quad chairlift will reduce travel time from six minutes to two-and-a-half minutes but slows significantly for easy and gentle loading and unloading.

“The majority of our guests are beginners who go on to develop skiing and snowboarding as a life-long, family activity. Generation after generation lays roots right here on our beginner terrain. This hasn’t changed in Sugar’s fifty-year history. Replacing the original Easy Street lift is not just an upgrade, it is example of the continued commitment to offering our guests an exceptional mountain experience,” explained Sugar Mountain Resort owner, Gunther Jochl.

The new Easy Street lift will carry 2400 passengers per hour compared to 1050 passengers per hour prior and increases the Resort’s overall uphill capacity from 10 518 passengers per hour to 11 868 passengers per hour.

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