Trollhaugen Announces Lift Replacement & Terrain Expansion

Wisconsin’s Trollhaugen was the first resort in the nation to open a chairlift for skiing and riding this season and has been busy ever since. “This season has sparked an interest in snowsports and outdoor winter recreation like we’ve never seen in our 70 year history,” notes the ski area, which caters mostly to the Minneapolis market. “Our mission has always been to continuously reinvest in your experience while remaining true to the Mom & Pop Midwest Ski Area vibe that makes Trollhaugen feel like home to so many of you. To make the most of this unprecedented season, we will be embarking on a 3-Phase, multi year terrain expansion project this summer to better service our skiers and snowboarders of every ability level.”

A brand new Partek quad chair will replace Chair 1 this summer, boosting uphill capacity on the east side of the mountain by 33 percent. The following year, three new trails will be finished on the east side of the mountain, complete with snowmaking and night lighting. A triple chair is tentatively planned to be installed in 2023 to service the new terrain.

The quad is the first complete lift contract for New York-based Partek in two years. The firm typically builds a lift or two each year in addition to supporting hundreds of Borvig and Partek lifts in operation. With today’s announcement, at least four different lift manufacturers have confirmed installation projects in the United States for 2021.


10 thoughts on “Trollhaugen Announces Lift Replacement & Terrain Expansion

  1. skitheeast February 1, 2021 / 11:58 am

    Good for Trollhaugen. They were aggressive in pushing to be first to open in the fall and will continue with a very nice expansion plan for a mountain of their size.

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  2. julestheshiba February 1, 2021 / 4:17 pm

    when they build the new lift do you think they should replace the old center pole quad chairs with some new partek bail quad chairs?


  3. Westconsinrider February 1, 2021 / 5:15 pm

    Interesting timing. They just had a lengthy lawsuit dismissed last week that involved very serious injury that occured on Chair #1.


  4. skibumbarnes February 1, 2021 / 7:28 pm

    Not the biggest fan of midwestern resorts but I think this will be great for the uprising in popularity that Trollhaugen is currently seeing; wish more resorts, especially in the east, would expand upon higher sales. (what i am saying is I wish more resorts would create more trails or upgrade lifts to account for more people if they are seeing more people come to their mountain)


  5. Ryan February 1, 2021 / 11:41 pm

    whatever happened to lift 2?


  6. Ryan February 1, 2021 / 11:42 pm

    I’m also very happy to see another Partek lift! I was worried they were done for. But still some fight left I suppose.

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  7. julestheshiba March 8, 2021 / 10:43 am

    I hope that new expansion also gets a Partek chair, keep one of the last all US lift manufacturers alive!


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