As reported by Castlegar News, RED Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada, is expanding with the addition of a new chairlift and ski area ahead of the 2019 – 2020 season.
The resort says the Topping Chair expansion will bring new intermediate-level runs, expand the skiable acreage at the resort, and make access to the top of Grey Mountain easier.
“This new triple chair is exciting on its own,” said RED CEO, Howard Katkov. “But what’s truly exciting is how the Topping Chair continues our dedication to ‘improving the adventure’ for our guests. With everything we do around here, we always try to keep that in mind … and this new chair streamlines skier traffic around the resort beautifully.”
RED President and General manager, Don Thompson, said the project would add about six jobs to the hill, including lift operations, ski patrol and grooming. The Topping Chair construction covers a total of 300 additional acres and boasts six new intermediate runs.
The Rossland resort says the new lift brings the total acreage to 3840, putting it firmly in the ranks of the top 10 largest resorts in North America. RED receives about 160 000 visitors annually.
“It’s great watching our master plan unfold,” said RED spokesperson Christine Andison. “We’ve been working on it bit by bit, with the addition of Grey Mountain and the cat skiing on Kirkup, now with the implementation and installation of the Topping Chair, we are knocking off the items on our master plan one-by-one.”
The new lift now allows access to Grey Mountain from the top of Silverlode and should alleviate the occasional powder day bottleneck on the Motherlode Chair.
The new lift should be operating by opening day next year, Andison said.
Image courtesy of RED Mountain Resort
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