A big update in the Midwest for the 2023-24 season comes out of Michigan. As The Highlands, located in Harbor Springs, celebrates 60 years of operation, their anniversary comes with a major upgrade — the first 6-person, high-speed Doppelmayr D-Line bubble chairlift in the region. The Camelot 6 Bubble is expected to open in early December to help kick off the start of the season. The Highlands is coming full circle with this upgrade after opening the world’s first bubble chairlift in the early 1960s.
Throughout the season the mountain will be offering multiple celebrations for this monumental year of operation including festivals, lift ticket deals, firework shows, and more. The resort also invested in snowmaking upgrades, new dining options, and expanded night skiing hours.
Over the summer, the team at Snowriver Mountain in Wakefield, MI did some major renovating to replace the Chippewa Double, the Leelinaw Triple, and the Voyageur Quad chairlifts at Jackson Creek Summit. They will be replaced by a Doppelmayr detachable high-speed six-pack chairlift that will cut the lift riding time to the summit almost in half. At the resort, they are also making some updates to the Lodge at Jackson Creek.
The 2023-24 season will see a lot more upgrades in the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned for more.
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