HIGH-SPEED QUAD CHAIRLIFT TO REPLACE THE SUNBOWL LIFT AT MOUNT SUNAPEE RESORT
Newbury, NH – – The Sunbowl Quad chairlift at Mount Sunapee Resort is being replaced with a High-speed Express Quad chairlift for the 2014-2015 winter season. This 4,300 foot lift manufactured by Poma of America will cut the ride time to the summit by more than half to just over 4 minutes. The lift has a vertical rise of over 1,000 feet and services 17 trails. Now, both lifts to Mount Sunapee’s 2,743 foot summit will be Poma high-speed quads.
“In recent years this has been the #1 request from our guests,” says Jay Gamble, general manager of Mount Sunapee Resort. “With the ride time to the summit cut by more than half on the second longest lift at Mount Sunapee, our guests will enjoy a lot more skiing and riding during the day. The Sunbowl is very popular, especially when the morning sun is shining on the trails.”
“What is really exciting is that this high-speed lift in the Sunbowl will trigger a series of lift and trail improvements over the next several years at Mount Sunapee which have already been approved in our Master Development Plan,” added Gamble. A fixed-grip quad chair will be installed on North Peak and a triple chair will be installed from the bottom of the Sunbowl to the summit of North Peak. This lift reconfiguration will be accompanied by new ski terrain from the top of North Peak down into the base of the Sunbowl and snowmaking on additional trails.
Mountain Operations Manager, Alan Ritchie says, “The lift reconfiguration will have a positive effect on the skiing/riding patterns and experience at Mount Sunapee. We will have faster distribution of guests around the mountain and access to some exciting new terrain in the Sunbowl. The speed of the Sunbowl Express Quad and an additional lift up out of the Sunbowl will increase the number of runs our guests can enjoy during the day as well as spread them out more evenly throughout the mountain.”