Wild Mountain: New Chairlift For Winter 23/24
Yup, you heard that right, we will be installing a brand-spanking-new Skytrac 4-person chairlift. The new chairlift will run parallel to Chair 2, and act as a replacement for the current Chair 3 which was the first chairlift built at Wild Mountain in 1972.
The new chairlift will become the primary chairlift used for access from the base lodge, but Chair 2 will remain in use for summer operations and high visitation days during the winter.
We’ve begun clearing the trees between Ego Alley and the Wild trails to make room for the chair. We’ll complete the tree clearing in the coming weeks. Then, we’ll do our site survey in August which will allow manufacturing oif our chairlift components to take place this winter. Finally, the new chairlift will be erected during the summer of 2023 and ready for use during the 23/24 ski season.
Once this new chairlift is installed, we will remove Chair 3 which will make the South Wild trail free of lift tower obstructions. Vintage chairs from the disassembled chairlift will be available for purchase next summer (details TBD).
This investment marks the first new chairlift installed at Wild Mountain since Chair 1 was installed in 1983 – 39 years ago.