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New chairlift will open more ski terrain at Sun Peaks near Kamloops

Image Credit: Sun Peaks Resort
June 27, 2019 - 11:00 AM

SUN PEAKS — Sun Peaks ski resort officials have announced the details to replace the 40-year-old crystal chair lift.

In a news release issued today, June 27, the ski resort says work to replace the old chairlift will begin immediately with engineering, electrical, lift line and concrete work for the installation of the new lift next summer ahead of the 2020/2021 season.

The project will cost an estimated $5 million.

The new lift will be a Doppelmayr fixed-grip quad that will increase uphill capacity by 20 per cent, Sun Peaks says.

“A new crystal chair is very important as we look at the future of our upper mountain terrain at Sun Peaks. As more people continue to discover the Sun Peaks experience we need to invest in moving additional guests around the mountain effectively and efficiently,” vice president and general manager Darcy Alexander says in the release. “This new lift alignment will provide many options both now and in the future as we continue striving to deliver the finest mountain resort experience.”

A key feature of the project is a lift realignment that will see the top terminal relocated to the Top of the World on Mount Tod providing more convenient access to a much larger area of ski terrain at the slightly higher elevation.

In the last three years, the new Orient quad chairlift, multi-million dollar food and beverage upgrades, winter and summer trail improvements and additional grooming equipment, hotel renovations and new real estate projects have all been part of a $70 million project within the resort, Sun Peaks says.

For more information go here.

Image Credit: Sun Peaks Resort

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