2021 New Lifts

This is a list of new lifts likely to be built in North America during the 2020 construction season.  Last updated 11/6/2019.

9 thoughts on “2021 New Lifts

  1. skitheeast November 11, 2019 / 7:34 pm

    If Squaw Alpine doesn’t build California Express Gondola and Red Dog Express during 2020, it is a sure bet for 2021.

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    • Tommy Boy November 11, 2019 / 11:02 pm

      Until litigation involving the gondola is resolved speculating on a possible construction timeline is anything but a sure bet.

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    • Thomas Jett November 12, 2019 / 7:47 pm

      Red Dog is going to come before the interconnect. If I had to guess, I’d say 2020 for Red Dog, and then 2021-2022 for the gondola. It’s important to remember that Alterra has a lot of other places besides the Sierras to invest over the next two years. They’re going to want to invest at other places, like Crystal, Solitude, and Tremblant, so in an situation where Alterra builds three detachables per year, I think it unlikely that Squalpine will get three lifts in a row.

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      • Alex November 13, 2019 / 7:57 pm

        The nuance is my guesss is Squaw will not replace Red Dog until they know for sure if that Gondola will be built. If the Gondola is NOT going to be built, then Squaw would replace Red Dog in the same lift line as they have today, if the Gondola IS going to be built then the plan is to move the base terminal over closer to the base of Far East very near where the original Red Dog chair started.

        Stepping back I think Red Dog will happen, but only once they get to a final outcome on if the Gondola will be built or not. I think the Gondola will happen. The lawsuit that has been filled is without merit. I think its simply a matter of time before its thrown out of the courts.

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  2. powderforever45 November 12, 2019 / 6:13 pm

    Is there any new info on new lifts in 2021?

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    • skitheeast November 20, 2019 / 9:30 pm

      That list is comprised of lifts submitted in master plans and/or approved by the forest service. Some of those lifts will probably be built either in 2020 or 2021 while others were conceptualized years ago and are unlikely to be built anymore.

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  3. Donald Reif November 21, 2019 / 11:27 am

    When Loveland upgrades Chair 6, they’ll have to work around that one tower it chairs with Chair 2, and maybe move some of Chair 2’s towers to accommodate the replacement for 6.

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    • powderforever45 December 7, 2019 / 2:44 pm

      At one point they should just replace 2 with a HSQ or FGQ

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