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Patrick Thorne

23 Mar 22

New Gondola and New Chairlift for Whistler Next Winter

Patrick Thorne

23 Mar 22

Whistler Blackcomb in BC, Canada, North America’s largest ski area, will have two new lifts next winter.

With a focus on improving speed, comfort and uplift capacity in the resort’s Creekside area, the new lifts are part of a massive $300m (US) spend on upgrades announced by owners Vail Resorts for 14 of the company’s 40 ski centres.

Whistler’s Big Red Express high-speed quad chairlift will be upgraded to a six-seat version. The new high-speed 6-person Big Red Express chair will increase uphill capacity by nearly 30% and enhance and modernize the guest experience midmountain out of the Creekside area.

Also being upgraded ahead of next winter the Creekside Gondola, currently a six-seater lift, will be upgraded to a new high-speed 8-person gondola.

“The upgrade will significantly improve wait times and increase out-of-base uphill capacity by 35% in the Creekside area, especially on high-volume days,” a spokesperson said.

Whistler’s current ski season still has two months to run however, with skiing on Blackcomb scheduled to continue until May 23rd.