What if you could launch a new lift at your favorite mountain? Say, for instance, you owned the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and wanted to upgrade the popular Thunder fixed-grip quad. Guests are seeking a faster ride but wind is an issue and you don’t want to overcrowd the storied Amphitheater and legendary Laramie Bowl. The neighbors to the north are going D-Line but the media facade doesn’t quite fit in with the Teton landscape. With Doppelmayr’s latest generation ropeway configurator, part of Doppelmayr Interactive, anyone with a computer can visualize the lift of their dreams. For Thunder, I came up with a modest capacity D-Line six place in gray and red.
I spent way too much time testing out other hypotheticals on the new version tonight. Another one: Arizona Snowbowl is considering Doppelmayr for its new base-to-summit combination lift. With the configurator, owner James Coleman could customize D-Line and non D-Line versions of six-passenger chairs and 10-passenger gondola cabins from anywhere. My mock up includes galvanized D-Line bubble chairs and and Omega cabins in Snowbowl blue. You can create whatever you like and then take a zoomable 360-degree spin.
Last one: say a group of investors finally fronts the money to purchase the beautiful Saddleback Mountain in Maine and wants to build a signature lift to replace Rangeley up the heart of the mountain. No D-Line this time, simply a modern take on classic green and gray for a new UNI-G six-pack launching in late 2019. If only it was this easy!
Just like a real lift, the possibilities are endless. Models now available to customize are 6E98 & 6DCD chairs, CWA Omega IV-8 LWI & Omega IV-10 SI D cabins, and UNI-G, UNI-G Vision, D-Line R1 & D-Line R2 stations. You can even upload background images and logos to customize your dream lift with any colors in the RAL spectrum. For those with access to the Doppelmayr customer service portal, your existing account works to save and send your creations. Pretty darn cool!