Doppelmayr Quad Coming to Manning Park, BC

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Just five years after it was set to close and liquidate, the remote but beautiful Manning Park Resort has some exciting news to share.  The ski area will retire one of its two Murray-Latta chairlifts at the end of the winter, replacing the Orange chair with a brand new Doppelmayr quad.

The modern Alpen Star installation will transport 1,400 skiers per hour just under 1,100 vertical feet.  More chairs can be added in the future to further increase capacity.  Following the upgrade, there will only be four Murray-Latta lifts operational – three in British Columbia and one in Alberta.  The now hundred year old machine company remains in business, just not the ski lift business.  It built more than 20 chairlifts through the 1960s and ’70s in Western Canada and the United States.

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Manning Park’s new chair will open in time for the 2019-20 season and become the resort’s first new lift in 49 years.

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5 thoughts on “Doppelmayr Quad Coming to Manning Park, BC

  1. Lucas DR December 13, 2018 / 8:30 am

    Always a place I’ve wanted to visit. It sits in the transition zone between coastal and interior mountains, so the snow is usually a bit dryer than what you’d get in Whistler or the North Shore Mountains… This new lift might give me a good reason to make the trek!

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  2. D howe December 13, 2018 / 10:38 am

    I skied manning a few years Ago. Remote and beautiful. The park is even more stunning in the summer

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  3. Jaytrem December 13, 2018 / 2:45 pm

    Great news! Would be nice if the kept the signiture orange, but I doubt it.

    It’s nice that so many if the smaller BC places still exist. Just hoping Mt. Timothy isn’t lost for good.

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    • Collin Parsons December 13, 2018 / 3:59 pm

      They could retain the signature orange. It would be like the new Gatlinburg Sky Lift that was painted yellow and orange to match the old lift rather than being galvanized.

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