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Loon Mountain: Kancamagus 8 Grand Opening

On Friday, December 10 Loon celebrated the grand opening of the Kancamagus 8 – the most technologically advanced chairlift in the East. This incredible lift has been two years in the making and it is an exciting time for Loon as it is the first major project of Flight Path: 2030.

As guests and team members gathered to witness this monumental event there was a definite buzz in the air. A DJ played through the morning as excitement built outside and guests finally got their first look at the parking structure interior as the doors were opened and chairs were loaded onto the line.

Jay Scambio rang the ceremonial Austrian cowbell presented by Doppelmayr signaling the official homecoming of the Kanc 8. The echoes of guests' own bells could be heard across the Governor Adams Lodge base area welcoming the Kanc 8 to the family.

“We needed to install a lift with technology and features that will remain cutting edge for years to come – and Kanc 8 is just that. Loon’s founder, Governor Sherman Adams, was a pioneer and innovator and that spirit is rooted in our efforts here at Kanc 8” - Jay Scambio, General Manager and President


Kancamagus 8, or Kanc 8, is an eight-seat D-Line Doppelmayr chair with ergonomically shaped heated seats and tinted bubble. Replacing the Kancamagus Express Quad, the Kanc 8 transports 3,500 skiers per hour to the top of some of Loon’s most popular terrain.

This new high-speed, eight-person chairlift also features an automatic restraining bar, individual footrests and an adjustable loading carpet for young skiers and riders. The D-Line holds 205 new developments, including 31 innovations and 14 patents, making it the most modern chairlift in the world. Featuring new Doppelmayr Direct Drive (DDD) technology, a gearless drive allows whisper-quiet operation and low maintenance, while increasing energy efficiency.
  • Travel speed of 18 ft. per second, or 1,100 ft. per minute
  • Weather-blocking tinted bubbles
  • Raiseable loading carpet
  • Conical towers
  • Bike haul capability

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