New Rose Bowl lift is approved for Beaver Creek |

New Rose Bowl lift is approved for Beaver Creek

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Dominique Taylor | Daily file photo

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado – Beaver Creek will be replacing the Rose Bowl Lift, Chair 4, with a new high-speed, four-person chairlift this summer.

The U.S. Forest Service completed an environmental review of the project and has approved replacement of the lift. Resort officials plan to begin installation in June, weather permitting, and complete the project by mid-November.

The new Rose Bowl Lift will transport 2,400 people per hour and the new ride time will be nearly cut in half to five-and-a-half minutes.

The lift upgrade also will spread skiers and snowboarders across the main mountain more, and reducing crowds on the Cinch Express Lift (Chair 8) and Centennial Express Lift (Chair 6), according to Beaver Creek officials. The resort also plans to increase its grooming in Rose Bowl, including on some of its black diamond runs.

“We’re excited to replace the Rose Bowl Lift this summer with a new high speed quad that will not only allow our guests to better utilize the terrain in Rose Bowl and Stone Creek Chutes through a friendlier and shorter chairlift ride, but it also helps shift some of the density we currently see on Centennial Express Lift, which is very important in offering our guests a greater experience,” said Doug Lovell, chief operating officer for Beaver Creek Resort.

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