[R88R, Bryce Resort] has announced the construction of a new chairlift this upcoming summer. The new quad chairlift which will be built by Skytrac is to replace Bryce’s current “Chair 1” which was part of the resort’s original construction in 1965.

Voted “Most Family Friendly Resort – Mid Atlantic Region” by OnTheSnow visitors in both 2008 and 2010, Bryce’s new lift will continue the focus on family and beginner skiers by bringing the loading station closer to the base and will also feature an automated chairKid loading conveyor.

With an emphasis on creating a great experience for all levels of skiers, Bryce Resort looked to based Skytrac Inc. to make its slopes more accessible. Based out of Salt Lake City, UT, Skytrac is a lift design, manufacturer, and installation company that utilizes proven designs and components – a feature that was most important to Bryce Resort General Manager Rob Schwartz.

“Our attraction to Skytrac was that everything is American made," said Schwartz. "The simplicity of design, outstanding craftsmanship and the fact that customer service and support was an intrinsic part of their corporate culture made Skytrac the obvious choice for the design of our new fixed-grip quad.”

The new lift will span 2,490 feet with a vertical rise of 437 feet. It will load up to 1,800 people per hour. "Bryce Resort plays a key role in Shenandoah County’s tourism sector and economy, this investment along with our great snowmaking, golf, zip line and other activities will help to solidify us as an incredible family resort well into the future,” added Schwartz. Construction of the new Skytrac quad lift and terminal will begin in early spring 2012 with completion in time for the 2012-2013 ski season.

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