Western Canada’s oldest ski resort will continue to expand next summer with the addition of a new triple chairlift. Red Mountain, situated along British Columbia’s famed Powder Highway, says the long sought Topping lift and terrain will debut for the 2019/20 season and bring the resort to 3,840 acres. “This new triple chair is exciting on its own,” said Red CEO Howard Katkov in a statement. “But what’s truly exciting is how the Topping Chair continues our dedication to improving the adventure for our guests. This new chair streamlines skier traffic around the resort beautifully.” Guests will now be able to access Grey Mountain (opened in 2013) from the Silverlode lift (opened 2007) without needing to ride the extremely long Motherlode chair. The 300 acre boundary expansion will also include six new intermediate trails approaching 1,000 vertical feet apiece.
The Mueller lift was purchased last year from Big White, where it operated for four decades as the Powder chair. At Red, Topping will join an all fixed grip fleet of lifts built by Mueller, Doppelmayr, Poma, Lift Engineering and Thiokol. With the confirmation of Red’s project, ski resorts across British Columbia have now committed to add at least four new lifts in 2019, more than any other Canadian province thus far.