Windham Mountain Announces Six-Pack for 2018-19

A base-to-summit six-passenger chairlift is coming to Windham Mountain in the Catskill Mountains of New York.  The mile-long Doppelmayr system will replace the Whistler triple, a 1983 VonRoll triple with a ten-plus minute ride.  A parallel detachable quad called Whirlwind, built by Garaventa CTEC in 1993, will remain in place at least through this summer.  Windham also revealed today it will launch RFID ticketing across its seven lifts next season and Doppelmayr now has at least a dozen lifts to build in the United States and Canada this year.

Current Windham Mountain trail map.

The Catskill region has seen a number of big new lifts recently, including a gondola at Belleayre and six-pack at nearby Hunter Mountain.  Peak Resorts could build another new high-speed lift at Hunter in 2018, raising the bar for the entire region.  Windham’s announcement comes after two very quiet months for new lift news, with hopefully a bunch more to come this spring.

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20 thoughts on “Windham Mountain Announces Six-Pack for 2018-19

  1. Collin February 24, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    It’s great to see the Catskill mountains investing in their lift systems. Hopefully there are many more eastern projects this season.

    Also, the original post says the Whirlwind Quad will run this off-season but reading between the lines it won’t in subsequent seasons and the new 6-pack will take over.

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  2. V3 February 24, 2018 / 6:52 pm

    There are a few lift announcements dropping soon, I cannot comment more till the the resorts do the press releases though.

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  3. eW February 24, 2018 / 8:00 pm

    RFID is a great improvement as well. The antiquated hand scanning slowed down the loading greatly.

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  4. Ryan February 25, 2018 / 12:11 am

    NO!!! Not the Von Roll built Whistler!!! Those JERKS! :(

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    • Andrew February 26, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      There’s no Von Roll at Whistler… Never has been either.

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    • Collin February 26, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      The lift being taken out is called the Whistler Triple or F lift. He’s not referring to the ski area Whistler Blackcomb at all.

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  5. Robert February 25, 2018 / 6:39 am

    This is welcomed news given the recent issues role evac and customer sentiment. Clearly this has been in the works for a while, surprisingly nobody I know expected this so soon. A great move.

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    • Collin February 25, 2018 / 12:08 pm

      I knew they’d eventually upgrade the summit lifts. Had a hunch it would happen this year after they had the rope evac and over a week of downtime.

      I wonder if the VonRoll Whistler Triple will be relocated or scrapped. It’s a 1983 but has very few hours for its age and uses mostly Hall parts which are relatively easy to obtain

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  6. JP February 25, 2018 / 7:36 am

    Can’t wait to try it out next year, this will be nice!

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  7. Todd Arnold February 25, 2018 / 2:27 pm

    Peter, I saw the news about the Hermitage Club. Are they closed for the foreseeable future, or what is happening? Very vague info from what I have been able to read.

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  8. AL April 2, 2018 / 9:32 am

    I hear that the F lift triple chair is going to Plattekill. (But I don’t know what Plattekill is doing with it. Replacing the double?)

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    • Collin April 2, 2018 / 10:08 am

      I heard this too. They are replacing the missing chairs on their hall triple and they have a future expansion planned. But they are totally unpredictable.

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