Brand New Lift Coming to Montana Snowbowl Will be One of Steepest Chairlifts in the Country

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A new triple-seat chairlift being installed at Montana Snowbowl will be one of the steepest chairlifts in the country, according to Brad Morris, who owns and operates Snowbowl with his family.

“According to the engineers, it’ll be one of the steepest lifts in the country. The lift is 1,700 feet vertical and 3,800 hundred feet long. It’s kind of an interesting lift.”

– Brad Morris

The new lift will go from the base area to near the top of TV Mountain. The brand new lift will run parallel to an existing T-bar and will take people up to the Snow Park area in nine minutes.

“I was down at Big Sky this spring and rode their Swift Current lift they say is the fastest lift in North America. It goes up about 1,600 vertical feet and the ride time is, I think, seven-and-a-half or eight minutes. This lift (at Snowbowl) is going up 1,700 feet and the ride time is nine minutes. Ours is a much shorter lift but the vertical feet per minute is going to be fast.”

– Brad Morris

Crews are also clearing trees to create new ski runs. The three new runs will be steep and wide open, but not for beginners, Morris states.

The summer season at Snowbowl begins on June 24 when the bar, restaurant, ziplines, and chairlift for mountain bikers and hikers will all open. 

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