There’s some new action in the Pacific Northwest for the new season thanks to Boyne Resorts 10-year plan and Vail Resorts’ massive Epic Lift Expansion program and you’ll find that good news at two popular resorts — one in Washington and the other in. British Columbia.
Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington’s Pacific Northwest will benefit from new owner Boyne’s 10-year plan. A new Doppelmayr triple lift will replace the Hidden Valley double with a triple chair, boosting capacity on the backside of Hyak this season. The new lift will feature conveyor loading and transport 1,800 skiers per hour.
North of the border, British Columbia, Canada’s Whistler-Blackcomb, owned by Vail Resorts, is upgrading the experience out of the Creekside Base Area. The Creekside 6-person gondola will be replaced with a new high-speed, 8-person model that will increase uphill capacity by 35 percent. A new high-speed, 6-pack where the new gondola deposits skiers about halfway up the mountain will replace the Big Red Express quad and will take skiers and riders the rest of the way to below Glacier Bowl and Little Whistler Peak.
The Skyliner lift at Mt. Bachelor in Oregon that had to shut down last season has been repaired and will open for the 2022-23 season before making way for a new lift there following season.