Vail’s Chair 5 going to Canada
July 2, 2010
VAIL, Colorado – Vail Mountain’s old Chair 5 is en route to Nelson, British Columbia, to be installed at Whitewater Ski Resort.
The old chair, a fixed-grip, three-seat chair also known as High Noon Lift, is being replaced with a high-speed quad this summer. Chair 5 serves Sun Up and Sun Down bowls.
At Whitewater, the chair will be known as the Glory Ridge Chair. It will service the terrain currently referred to as “the Backside.”
“The mountain crew, in cooperation with mother nature, hope to have the lift ready to load as conditions permit this coming season,” said General Manager Brian Cusack.
The harvesting of the Backside area will be spread over 2 years and once complete, the Glory Ridge Chairlift will service a total of 749 acres consisting of 18 gladed, treed and groomed runs of primarily intermediate and advanced/expert terrain. The expansion will effectively double the developed ski terrain at Whitewater. The resort’s total vertical drop will increase to 2,042 feet.