Powder Mountain Plans Two New Lifts for Winter 2016-17

Lefty’s Canyon from near the summit of Hidden Lake with the new Powder Mountain Village under construction earlier this summer.  The Village Lift will rise through the trees in the center-right of this photo.

Powder Mountain will build new lifts in Mary’s Bowl and Lefty’s Canyon this fall if all goes according to plans filed with Weber County last month.  The Village lift will be a Skytrac fixed-grip quad with a design capacity of 2,000 pph and line speed of 450 fpm.  It will be 3,680′ long with a vertical rise of 582′, 105 chairs and 14 towers.  A second lift called Mary’s will serve the other side of the new Summit Powder Mountain Village and top out near the Sunrise Platter.  Design details for this lift have not yet been filed with the county but it will be similar in length and vertical to Village.  “The plan is to have them open to the public and operating for this ski season,” Summit Powder Mountain COO Jeff Werbelow told the Ogden Standard-Examiner.  Both lifts will be located entirely on private land but still must pass design review with Weber County.  Future plans call for a third lift called Lefty’s linking the bottom of Village to the top of Sunrise.

New runs and skier bridges have already been completed in Lefty’s Canyon.
The new lifts will be behind the current ski area, not visible on Powder Mountain's current trail map.
The new lifts will be behind the current ski area in areas not visible on Powder Mountain’s current trail map.

Skytrac will also build a new quad chair at Christmas Mountain Village, Wisconsin this fall, bringing the company to seven new lifts for 2016.  Combined with Leitner-Poma, that makes 18 new lift projects in North America compared with 17 for Doppelmayr thus far. You can see a full rundown of  new lifts for 2016 here.

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