Ski Wentworth Announces New Chairlift

Nova Scotia’s largest ski area will debut a second base-to summit quad chair late next year in partnership with Doppelmayr Canada. The mountain currently features a 1987 quad chair and a 1960s-era Poma T-Bar. “This is a game changer,” said Leslie Wilson, Ski Wentworth President and General Manager. “It’s been a long time coming, but the timing was right now to make a major investment and take Ski Wentworth to the next level, setting the stage for potential four season development.” The fixed grip quad will rise approximately 750 feet over a nearly 4,000 foot slope length.

A little-known fact is Ski Wentworth had two quads throughout the 1990s. One of them was later sold and moved to Morin Heights, Quebec. Therefore it’s particularly fitting that the ski area will once again feature two chairlifts. “Now is the time to continue to the next phase of Ski Wentworth’s development as the region moves towards the post-pandemic era,” said the resort. “As a result of a renewed focus on promoting local tourism to Nova Scotians and Maritimers, a burgeoning tourism shoulder season mountain biking, development of new tourism products and an increasing awareness of healthy, outdoor lifestyles, Ski Wentworth is primed for the future.”

One thought on “Ski Wentworth Announces New Chairlift

  1. Remi MacDonell November 10, 2021 / 9:06 am

    When originally installed at Ski Wentworth, the base/loading station for the chairlift that was sold to Morin Heights was located part-way up the mountain, in an area with limited snowmaking. Consequently, it operated infrequently. and did not provide a positive economic contribution to the operation, especially in years with challenging weather. In my opinion, the location of the new chairlift will be much more suitable.

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