Jiminy Peak, MA Click on a lift’s name for pictures. View in fullscreen↗ Share this:EmailTwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
Jiminy Peak, Bromley, and Cranmore are all under the same ownership, which is unsurprising given that all of their lift networks are identically comprised of one detachable base-to-summit lift with additional fixed-grip lifts scattered around the mountain.
Are you saying that the Fairbanks decided to buy Bromley and Cranmore b/c they had a similar lift set up to Jiminy? I suspect there were a few more factors than those you are pointing to.
I am not suggesting that was the sole factor, but it seems as though Fairbanks understands a certain niche market in the ski industry and is able to replicate success. By most standards, these resorts should be floundering in today’s ski world with large conglomerates. They have figured out how to profitably run smaller, but still decently sized, resorts among industry titans, and it seems as though having one primary detachable lift is key. The only other northeast mountains with a similar lift setup are Hermitage Club (which went bankrupt), Crotched and Wildcat (which have Vail providing wind in their sails), and Gunstock (which is owned by the government).
If you’re interested, I have the number of chairs on most of the lifts.
Summit Triple has the most with 174.
Novice Chair has 46.
Berkshire Express has 60.
Cricket Chair has 30.
Whitetail Quad has 102.
Widow White’s Quad has 81.
Grand Slam Chair was closed when I went, so I wasn’t able to get an exact count. It has at least 100 (I saw chair #100). Based on the other chair numbers I saw; I estimate that it has 105-110 chairs.
Update: According to the first comment on the linked video, the Grand Slam’s current set of chairs was originally 110; but 1 or 2 have since been removed.