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Killington to open new quad chairlift and make snowmaking improvements for 2019 – 2020

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Killington Ski Resort in Vermont, US, has announced that it is replacing its existing North Ridge Triple chairlift with a new fixed-grip quad chairlift from Leitner-Poma.

The North Ridge Triple will be removed in early spring, with construction work on the new chairlift due to begin immediately afterwards. The resort has said it expects the chairlift to be ready in time for the start of the 2019 – 2020 winter season.

As part of Killington’s commitment to Play Forever, an initiative by Powdr Adventure Lifestyle Co. aimed at encouraging participation adventure sports while protecting the environment, the resort has also said several snowmaking projects will take place during the summer.

  • 12 000 ft of new snowmaking air and water lines will be installed to replace aging and leaky pipes
  • 60 semi-automated air/water hydrants will be deployed
  • 400 existing low-energy snow guns will be retrofitted and 120 new low energy tower guns will be installed to improve snow quality and the resort's ability to recover after bad weather

Finally, Killington will also construct a new base lodge to replace the K-1 base lodge – the project is expected to take two years.

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