Snow King Mountain and Doppelmayr load tested the new Rafferty quad chairlift last week. It will open along with a revamped alpine slide this weekend. The opening is about 15 days behind schedule – not bad considering the scope of Snow King’s transformation. This marks the debut of Doppelmayr’s new Alpen Star drive-tension terminal and their new, simplified control system. The lift has mid-station unloading and will operate year-round. A mountain coaster and treetop adventure park will follow in August with a new base lodge debuting this winter. Meanwhile, the Doppelmayr crew has moved across the valley to build the new Teton Lift.