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Crested Butte to replace Teocalli lift

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Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado, US, has announced plans to upgrade its Teocalli lift.

The current lift, a Riblet fixed-grip double that opened in 1979 and is not operating this season, is to be replaced by a fixed-grip quad that, if given approval by the US Forest Service, will open in the 2019 – 2020 season and increase uphill capacity by 50%.

Crested Butte, which is owned by Vail Resorts, said that the lift’s lower terminal would remain in its present location while the upper terminal would be moved nearer to the top of the Red Lady Express.

Tim Baker, General Manager, said: “The realignment and improved capacity of the lift will provide an elevated on-mountain guest experience via quick terrain access, improved egress to the resort base area and access to Uley’s Cabin – one of CBMR’s premier on-mountain restaurants. We believe this investment can provide a significant benefit to a variety of guests in the near future, and we’ll continue to listen to feedback and evaluate other potential investments that will have a similar impact for a spectrum of guests moving forward.”

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