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Breckenridge seeks to replace 50-year-old lift

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public feedback on the proposal to replace the lift with a high-speed, detachable quad lift.
Credit: White River National Forest
A rendering of the proposed chairlift replacement.

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — The U.S. Forest Service is seeking feedback from the public related to a proposal for a lift replacement at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

The resort is seeking to replace its 50-year-old, two-person "5-Chair" lift with a modern, high-speed, detachable quad lift.

Those familiar with Breckenridge Resort will recognize this as the lift that services the large terrain park at the base of Peak 8, also allowing direct access to beginner runs without requiring the skiing of intermediate runs – not the case with the two larger lifts at this base area (Rip's Ride provides similar beginner access, but is much smaller).

While most of the proposed lift would be located on private land, three to four upper towers and the top terminal would be located on land managed by the U.S. Forest Service, which also happens to be included in Breckenridge Ski Resort's permit area.

Read the full story at The Denver Gazette

Credit: U.S. Forest Service
This image shows a comparison of current site conditions, top, and the proposed site conditions, bottom.


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