Maybe you’re asking yourself, “Who needs an eight-person lift?”
But anybody who has been to Loon on a mid-winter Saturday morning would probably understand that the Lincoln, N.H. resort is the perfect place to introduce the first chairlift of its kind in New England.
Loon Mountain Resort announced on Friday the installation of an eight-person, high-speed, bubble chairlift to be installed for the 2020-21 season. The “Kancamagus 8” will have a capacity of 3,500 skiers and riders per hour, a welcome addition at what can be one of the busiest base areas in the Northeast.
Each of the 62 chairs on the Kancamagus 8 will feature heated, ergonomically-designed, extra-wide seats, and tinted bubbles. The ride will move at a speed of 18 feet per second, delivering skiers to the top in less than 4 1/2 minutes.