Sunday River Spruce Peak replacement begins May
I presume that they’re not putting in a FGQ is because an “apples
to apples” replacement is easier to be approved. However, there are two stats
that don’t jibe with the Liftblog.com info on the lift and the article below.
The article says with the conveyor, speed will increase to 500 fpm. Yet
Liftblog says the old lift was already 500 fpm. Second, one would think that
the new (faster??) lift will have at least the same capacity. But Liftblog says
1800 pph and the article says 1480 pph for the new lift. It’s not a big deal
but there’s some conflict.
Sunday River to start
chairlift replacement soon
April 19, 2017
River Resort announced Tuesday that it would break ground on a new Spruce Peak
Triple chairlift next month, according to a press release.
by Doppelmayr USA, Inc., the new $2.1 million dollar, three-passenger fixed
grip chairlift will be built in the same location as the resort’s original
Spruce Peak Triple chairlift, and will utilize a conveyor system to help load
construction timeline for the new chairlift is six months to coincide with the
resort’s 2017/18 winter season.
4,184 feet, the new Spruce Peak Triple will rise 1,207 vertical feet from the
base of the resort’s Spruce Peak to the summit. One hundred and forty-five
chairs will carry up to 1,480 guests per hour at a rate of 500 feet per minute.
The chairlift’s modern technology will shorten guest’s ride time by
approximately one-third — from 11 minutes to eight minutes — and provide an
overall more comfortable and efficient experience.
thrilled to announce this capital project with parent company Boyne Resorts on
the heels of welcoming in our new financial partner Och-Ziff Capital Management
Group,” Dana Bullen, Resort President and General Manager of Sunday River