Breckenridge Ski Resort Begins Work on Upgrading Falcon Chair
Peak10ís Falcon SuperChair to go from quad to six-seater
The upgrade is expected to boost Peak 10ís uphill capacity by 25% for the 2017-18 ski season
BRECKENRIDGE, COLO. Ė It was an impressive sight above Peak 10 at Breckenridge Ski Resort, as a Black Hawk helicopter began carefully dismantling the Falcon SuperChair to make way for an improved version this fall. The new chair will keep the same name, but is being upgraded from a quad to high-speed, six-passenger lift, offering an easier and faster ride up Peak 10 when it opens for the 2017-18 ski season. †Breckís Peak 10 is renowned for its fantastic views, steep runs, challenging mogul fields and tree trails, a favorite local spot for advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders.
Removing the 19 multi-ton towers took just over two hours and clears the way for the new towers and terminals to be installed this September. The new terminals will match the look and feel of the Colorado SuperChairís natural wood aesthetic.
This upgrade is another milestone in a wave of recent capital improvements at the ski area geared towards enhancing the guest experience - including the opening of Pioneer Crossing, a new 490-seat restaurant on Peak 7 last season; an upgrade of the Colorado SuperChair in 2014; and 500 acres of new terrain on Peak 6 in 2013.