The Remarkables / NZ: New shadow basin chairlift for 2024
We're pumped to share we're going ahead with the install of the new Shadow Basin Chairlift in time for the 2024 season. Bigger, faster and longer, it will be twice as quick to ride as the existing chair, and opens up nearly 50% more lift-accessible terrain in Shadow Basin.
NEARLY 50% MORE TERRAIN
The new higher chairlift alignment increases lift-accessible terrain in Shadow Basin by 47 hectares, which is nearly 50% more than the existing chairlift. Some of The Remarkables best advanced and expert freeride runs will now be accessible directly from the lift, without the need to hike, including Alta Chute, Boulder Basin, East-Face, The Nose, Front Face and Sunrise Face, while Elevator and Escalator chutes will be just a short bootpack away. The groomed, intermediate-level Calypso Trail will also be extended by 363m, providing even more fun and flowy on-piste terrain.
TWICE AS FAST
Travel time on the new Shadow Basin Chairlift will reduce by more than half, from over 8 minutes to less than 4 minutes. With detachable chairs and padded seats, it will also be easier and much more comfortable to ride. Six people will be able to sit on each chair, compared to the existing 4-seater, increasing lift capacity from 1,500 riders to 2,400 riders per hour.