Practice Slope Lift
In the summer of 2018, the Practice Slope chairlift received substantial upgrades funded by the campaign. New lifting frames were installed on all the towers, which will greatly enhance worker safety for our loyal staff and make ongoing lift work much more efficient. A new variable-speed drive was installed, which is more energy-efficient and will facilitate loading for small kids.
The Birdland double chairlift, whose towers and drive date to 1967, will require substantial investment in the near future to remain operational. Management is currently evaluating whether to repair and upgrade the existing lift, or replace it with a second-hand double chairlift. The final determination will depend upon what is most cost-effective and practical to keep this important asset in reliable operation for many years to come.
The Callie’s Corner handle tow, which was purchased second-hand nearly two decades ago, is nearing the end of its useful service life. The tow will be replaced later in the campaign, ensuring that our beginner skiers will continue to have a great learning area at Mad River Glen.
Towers for the Sunnyside double chairlift and Practice Slope chairlift will receive much-needed repainting.