One of Canada’s oldest chairlifts has spun its final laps and will be replaced this upcoming season with a fixed grip quad. Mont Orford’s Alfred-Desrochers double dates back to 1965 and was built by Samson. Doppelmayr will construct its replacement, which will increase capacity by 60 percent. The project represents a CA$4.5 million investment.
“We are very happy to be able to complete this major change that is long awaited by our customers, which is part of several improvements that we wish to carry out in the coming years,” said the ski area. “In addition to being faster and more efficient, the ascent will feature an easy-to-use boarding conveyor.” Unlike its predecessor, the new lift will operate seven days a week, enhancing access to beginner and intermediate trails.
Very good news for that area
I would be curious to know the price between what they are paying for this new lift and it’s theoretical PPH and a Detach with the same capacity?
Then do a comparison some how between this lifts true capacity and similar Detach??
It is worth noting that the photo listing for this lift on Peter’s website says that snowmaking is not installed on these trails so either Mont Orford is going to install snowmaking along with the new lift or they are making a very brave $4.5 million investment and risking a few years where use of this new ski lift might be cut short by a mild winter. Bravo Mont Orford.
Not sure you’ve interpreted that correctly. There doesn’t appear to be snowmaking on the liftline for the Alfred-Desrochers chair, but there is snowmaking on that pod.
Shouldn’t the Samson double be listed as removed?