Stoneham Replacing Two Lifts with Doppelmayr Quad

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Stoneham, Quebec will build a new quad chair to replace this fifty year-old double and the T-bar next to it.
Finally, some news from Canada!  Resorts of the Canadian Rockies has announced two relics at Stoneham will be replaced with a Doppelmayr carpet-load quad in time for 2017-18.  The 1967 Poma double La Bordée and 1986 Doppelmayr T-Bar Le Chinook will be retired.  The new lift will be approximately 4,700 feet long with a vertical of 1,250′.   Stoneham’s other lifts include a Doppelmayr bubble detachable and two Poma fixed-grip quads.

stoneham-01This is big news as the last new lift built at Stoneham is 28 years old!   Thanks to Julien C. for the head’s up.

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4 thoughts on “Stoneham Replacing Two Lifts with Doppelmayr Quad

  1. jaytrem May 29, 2017 / 7:19 am

    Bit surprised they didn’t go with a high speed since their closest competitor (Relais) just did. Not sure how thrilled the locals will be about losing the T-bar. When I was there in Feb it was pulling at least 25 to 1 versus the double. On a side note, their bubbles are in MUCH better condition than the ones at St. Anne.

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  2. tjskiloaf17 May 29, 2017 / 9:45 am

    Send that perfectly good T-Bar to Sugarloaf! Perfect for summit, racing, or King Pine.

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  3. Peter Landsman May 29, 2017 / 10:13 am

    Speaking of Doppelmayr projects, does anyone know if the Mont Bechervaise and RiverWalk at Loon lifts are still happening? Both were announced over a year ago with crickets since.

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    • Peter Landsman May 30, 2017 / 11:14 pm

      From RiverWalk at Loon Mountain: “Gondola is still in the plans for the next phase. It is being engineered and planned out. Soon. We hope!”

      Mont Bechervaise sounds like a go for this summer.

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