Ski Bluewood in Washington state, US, is to install two new conveyor lifts in advance of the 2018 – 2019 ski season.
The lifts, manufactured by Austrian company SunKid Lifts, will replace the platter pull lift that gives access to the beginners’ area; the project is the first major upgrade to lift service since installation of the Triple Nickel chairlift in 1986.
Kim Clark, General Manager of Bluewood, said: “The conveyor lifts—similar to moving walkways at airports—can transport 1200 to 1450 people per hour compared to the current platter pull, which can only handle 350 people per hour. The conveyors will be placed in a staggered configuration where the current platter pull now sits.”
Mike Peters, Snowsports School Director at Bluewood, commented: “Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities will appreciate the ease of getting on and riding the new surface lifts. No more lift lines or congestion. Also, skiing and snowboarding lessons will now start close to the conveyor lifts and lodge. Guests won’t need to walk and carry their gear as far as they did before. This will be a great improvement for beginners, folks returning for more lessons, and the general public.”
The conveyor lifts are scheduled to be installed by mid-October and be operational on the opening day of the upcoming ski season.
Read the article online at: https://www.mountaintechnologymagazine.com/ski-lifts/12062018/ski-bluewood-to-install-sunkid-conveyor-lifts/