A New High-Speed, Detachable, Quad Chairlift for Beginners at Sugar Mountain Ski Resort
SUGAR MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT, NC (April 1, 2019) — This summer and fifty years later, a four-seater, detachable, high-speed chairlift will be installed replacing Sugar Mountain Resort’s original, two passenger, fixed-grip Easy Street chairlift.
Designed and engineered by Doppelmayr and specifically for beginners, the new 1,800-foot, silver bullet, quad chairlift cuts 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,” explains Sugar Mountain Resort owner, Gunther Jochl.
The new Easy Street lift carries 2,400 passengers per hour compared to 1,050 passengers per hour prior and increases the Resort’s overall uphill capacity from 10,518 passengers per hour to 11,868 passengers per hour.
Sugar Mountain Resort is North Carolina’s largest snow-sports resort providing the best skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, tubing, and snowshoeing experience possible. Historical winter season opening and closing dates as well as annual snowfall can be found here. For additional information please call 800-SUGAR MT or visit www.skisugar.com.