Construction is under way this summer on new chairlift installations scheduled to be online for the 2021-22 ski seasons at Loon and Okemo.
After two years in planning and permitting at Loon, Boyne Resorts is installing a Doppelmayr D-Line chairlift, the first “8-Place” detachable in the eastern United States that will replace the 1995 Kancamagus Express quad. The new “Kanc” will feature tinted bubbles, heated seats, locking safety bars, a loading conveyor and direct drive.
“The Kancamagus 8 chairlift will be a leap into the future of skiing for our guests,” said Jay Scambio, president and general manager of Loon Mountain Resort. “We are committed to bringing the latest advancements to our guests. This lift is the next example of that, following our first-in-the-world dual-frequency RFID installation.”
The new Kanc effectively doubles the number of riders per chair, and the new lift will increase uphill capacity by about 20 percent, as there are fewer chairs on the line, spreading out the intervals between people loading and unloading.