| Projects | Future | 2021-11-17

Ski Wentworth: New chairlift for 2022-23 season

Ski Wentworth is thrilled to announce the installation of a new Doppelmayr fixed grip quad chairlift for the 2022-23 season. Construction is scheduled to begin spring 2022. The full mountain access lift will double current uphill capacity and decrease lift lines. With the loading station located close to the base of the bunny hill, the ride up will pass through a beautiful treed area before rising above Helter Skelter and unloading next to the current blue chair. Ski Wentworth is currently serviced by a quad chairlift constructed in 1987 and a T-Bar installed in the late 1950’s.

“This is a game changer,” said Leslie Wilson, Ski Wentworth President and General Manager. “It’s been a long time coming, but the timing was right now to make a major investment and take Ski Wentworth to the next level, setting the stage for potential four season development.”

This is the single largest infrastructure investment at Ski Wentworth in over a decade. The ski area benefitted from significant investment in snowmaking and trail development for the 2011 Canada Winter Games.

Now is the time to continue to the next phase of Ski Wentworth’s development as the region moves towards the post-pandemic era. As a result of a renewed focus on promoting local tourism to Nova Scotians and Maritimers, a burgeoning tourism shoulder season with Fall Festival of Colours and mountain biking, development of new tourism products and an increasing awareness of healthy, outdoor lifestyles, Ski Wentworth is primed for the future.

Ski Wentworth has been locally owned and operated by the Wilson family for three generations. Dave Wilson, who passed away in 2020, was a passionate skier who always kept true to his vision of Ski Wentworth becoming the ‘Valley of Dreams”. This new chairlift will be in his honour.

Ski Wentworth and the Wilson family would like to thank all its staff, season pass holders, skiers and snowboarders old and new for the continued support over the decades. The joy of skiing is what keeps us embracing winter and returning to the beautiful Wentworth Valley.

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