Breckenridge, CO is Planning to Install a New Lift on Peak 7

Jack Conroy | | Industry NewsIndustry News
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Breckenridge has made plans to add another chairlift to its arsenal in order to increase circulation and reduce crowding. (Photo: Go Breck)

Breckenridge Ski Resort has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Forest Service to add a chairlift in order to increase accessibility to their intermediate terrain on Peak 7.  If approved, the lift would take passengers from the middle of the intermediate Monte Cristo trail back up to. The top of Peak 7.

This would cut down on lift lines and general congestion at the bottom of Peak 7 and the Independence SuperChair.  It would also cut down on traffic on the Monte Cristo trail as skiers would no longer have to ski to the bottom of peak 7 in order to get between Peaks 6 and 8.

As planned, the new lift would reduce the crowds at base areas as well as on certain trails. (Photo: Undercover Tourist)

The proposed chairlift would be a detachable lift with the ability to carry 2,400 guests per hour. In order to be installed, there would be some required construction including grading, vegetation removal and installation of a new powerline.

(MORE: Breckenridge Resort Announces Opening Dates for 2019/20 Season)

The project would take place entirely within resort boundaries.  It has been designed to avoid and protect wetlands in the area and requires minimal land use.  As such, there is little reason to believe that the project will not be approved.

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