Mt. Bachelor Releases Stunning Cloudchaser Short Film

A new lift changes a mountain.  In this story, the mountain is a volcano and the actors are Mt. Bachelor, Doppelmayr, Highlander Lift Services & Construction, Timberline Helicopters and the Forest Service. Cloudchaser: The Story Behind Building a New Lift is one of the best videos you’ll see in awhile.

Congratulations to the team on a job well done.  Thanks to their efforts, Mt. Bachelor is now the sixth largest ski resort in the United States!

“We don’t fly the helicopter and we don’t tie the knot.” – Paul Johnston, Highlander Ski Lift Services & Construction.

7 thoughts on “Mt. Bachelor Releases Stunning Cloudchaser Short Film

  1. Doppelmayr FTW! January 19, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    Dat lift line doe.

    Seriously though, great job to the crew for getting such a massive project done on time. Props!


  2. Michael January 20, 2017 / 11:56 am

    Nice Job, as usual, Paul. Congrats to you and your entire crew.


  3. kevin ratcliffe January 20, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    What a great Video. Blown away by the amount of terrain that you all out West get with one Lift.
    Congrats to all the Lift Construction guys out there The amount of steel you all put up this past season is really something. The Equipment that is being installed out there is really impressive, so well thought out. Was also happy to see that Slide Brook lift at Sugarbush in Vermont is the longest in North America. How does it rate in the world stats? Had the pleasure to install/fix and service lifts, mostly Doppel, for 20+ years and remember being part of the First Annual Less Otten/American Ski Co. Cluster F…. The second being the next year was Killington [Poma] and the third being the Canyon’s where they bought all the remaining capacity from all three of us. Was also there for that one. What Fun What Budget’s?????


    • Peter Landsman January 20, 2017 / 1:20 pm

      I believe Slide Brook is still the longest chairlift in the world. Sadly it is only scheduled to run 10 hours per week these days.


      • Ryan January 20, 2017 / 3:03 pm

        Why is that? not enough snow?


      • Max Hart January 20, 2017 / 5:12 pm

        Apparently Sugarbush says, “Snow cover is too thin at the lowest elevations under Slide Brook lift to safely operate.” This probably means that there isn’t enough snow to get equipment under the lift in case of an emergency evacuation.


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