The new Northway Chairlift at Crystal Mountain will serve the North Country terrain along the north side of the ski area's designated boundary. It will provide access to about 1,000 acres and will increase the resort's total skiable terrain by 77 percent to 2,300 acres. The lift will drop skiers and riders off on top of Northway Peak in just 10 minutes. Then, it's a choice of Snorting Elk Bowl, Northway Bowl, Paradise Bowl, and much more. Work began on the new lift in June. "It's about the skiing," said General Manager John Kircher. "I'm sure people appreciate the big high capacity lifts that we have on the front side of Crystal. We have a job to do handling the crowds here but we all see how fast the snow gets tracked out. The new lift in the North Country is designed to provide access but keep the snow quality higher."