Quebec’s Belle Neige to Build Second Quad Chair

Doppelmayr will build a fixed grip quad at Belle Neige, Quebec this summer, replacing one of Canada’s few remaining Hall chairlifts. The approximately CA$4 million addition will be named La Fenster in honor of two brothers who founded the resort. “Henry and Saul Fenster were both pioneers in the alpine ski industry,” said Nicolas Vallières , general manager of Belle Neige resort. “On February 5, Saul, survivor of the two brothers, sadly left us at the age of 94. In order to perpetuate their memories in the mountains, this new ski lift will be named in their honor.” La Fenster will debut for the resort’s 60th ski season.

This is the fifth new lift project announced in Canada for 2022 and first for Quebec. The Alpenstar quad chair will feature a capacity of 2,400 skiers per hour and be able to accommodate a loading carpet in the future.

4 thoughts on “Quebec’s Belle Neige to Build Second Quad Chair

  1. Calving February 22, 2022 / 9:08 am

    That’s an outrageous price ($3.14M US) for a lift of that size.

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    • pbropetech February 22, 2022 / 10:26 am

      That’s most likely including turnkey installation. It does seem a bit high, but I don’t know what a fixed-grip lift goes for these days (our last one was part of a three-lift deal and I only know the total package price). Inflation hits lifts, too.

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      • jmzumstein February 22, 2022 / 10:32 am

        Thé total investissement also includes snowmaking upgrades and new groomer.

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  2. seilritter37 February 23, 2022 / 4:54 pm

    I was in charge and built the original Hall Tbars at Belle Neige back in year 1962 or 63. At the time our fabricating shop was a Horse shed that in prior years, people place their horse while attending church. During the Belle Neige construction and years there after I had the opportunity to get to know Sal Fenster and am proud to call him a friend. He was a holocaust survivor and I learned much true Sal over that dark era and was amazed at his gentle kindness after all he went true. It makes me happy and proud that Belle Neige keeps his name in honor!

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