Grand Targhee Selects Doppelmayr D-Line for Peaked Mountain

With skier visits up 17 percent this season from a previous record, Grand Targhee Resort will spend more than $20 million on improvements the next two years, including a new six place chairlift on Peaked Mountain.

The Peaked lift will become Targhee’s fifth chair and the seventh Doppelmayr D-Line system in the United States. Introduced in 2015, D-Line features more than 200 improvements to previous Doppelmayr detachable technology. The lift will transport 2,000 people per hour, gaining 1,815 vertical feet in just over five minutes. The Peaked area will offer unmatched views of the Tetons with access to over 600 acres of intermediate and advanced terrain. Heavier six passenger carriers will improve the lift’s ability to operate in windy conditions and full carrier parking will help speed storm recovery. Cat skiing will be offered on upper Peaked Mountain for one final season in 2021/22.

Tower/terminal foundations, communications trenching and the lift’s power supply will be completed this summer with steel installation to follow in 2022. New chairs will also be added to the nearby Sacajawea high speed quad during the summer of 2022 to bring its uphill capacity to 2,000 guests per hour. The resort will also construct new employee housing, increase parking and complete a new maintenance shop this summer. “Due to the efforts of many dedicated employees and the support of our guests and partners during challenging times, Grand Targhee is fortunate to be able to announce these projects,” the resort said in a statement.

12 thoughts on “Grand Targhee Selects Doppelmayr D-Line for Peaked Mountain

  1. curtis April 20, 2021 / 4:43 pm

    what are the other D line lifts in the United States besides ramcharger 8 and Disney skyliner

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    • Anthony April 20, 2021 / 4:49 pm

      Kancamagus 8 at Loon and Swift Current 6 at Big Sky are under construction this summer. Grand Targhee will be the first non-Boyne ski area to have a D-Line in North America.

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  2. Maxwell holley April 20, 2021 / 5:16 pm

    Too bad the special place it used to be is going to be ruined

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  3. Myles Svec April 20, 2021 / 5:47 pm

    Will Peaked have bubbles? I assume not based on the picture.

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    • Utah Powder Skier April 20, 2021 / 6:11 pm

      It says that they went for a six pack for wind reasons, so I would assume that means no bubbles.

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  4. themav April 20, 2021 / 6:27 pm

    It’s nice to see more resort operators take the plunge to D-LINE.

    For the chairs being added to Sacajawea, does Doppelmayr make new CTEC-design chairs?

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    • Myles Svec April 20, 2021 / 6:42 pm

      Not sure how that will work. Steamboat also needs more CTEC chairs for Pony Express so how that turns out is what will probably happen with Sacajawea.

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    • Butterside April 20, 2021 / 6:44 pm

      I’m wondering the same thing, and Steamboat is in the same situation with adding chairs to a Stealth 2 HSQ. We will have our answer soon enough!

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    • vons3 April 20, 2021 / 8:20 pm

      They will for the right price.

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  5. Somebody April 21, 2021 / 8:26 am

    This’ll be the lift that Finally moves Targhee up a notch. Hopefully increased competition leads to JHMR building Hoback and/or an expansion lift.

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    • awconrad April 21, 2021 / 10:59 am

      I don’t think this will lead to more competition in the Jackson area, just more visitors overall. JHMR will continue getting a ton of people and GT will get more. I think Snow King’s improvements will be more competition for JHMR than this as people may spend a day there rather than an entire trip in lines for the tram.

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  6. skitheeast April 21, 2021 / 5:21 pm

    I am assuming it is safe to say the lift line will be on Booshway?

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