Rose Bowl lift replacement begins at Beaver Creek |

Rose Bowl lift replacement begins at Beaver Creek

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BEAVER CREEK, Colorado – You’ll ride Rose Bowl more quickly this winter.

Vail Resorts has begun replacing the aging Rose Bowl lift with a high-speed quad chairlift.

It’s part of the $83 million to $93 million the ski company is spending for resort upgrades this year.

The new lift should be running 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 ski company will also be grooming more in Rose Bowl, as it tries to spread skiers and snowboarders around the mountain more. Specifically, they’re trying to thin the crowds around Centennial Lift (chair 6) and the Cinch Express (Chair 8).

“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.

The ski company is also adding a new fine dining restaurant at Mid-Vail.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 or

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