New $10-Million Chairlift at Alpine Meadows, CA Gets First Snow

Martin Kuprianowicz | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Treeline Cirque Chairlift
Winter is almost here. Credit: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.

Snow has fallen at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows!

Alpine Meadows is constructing a new $10-million Treeline Cirque chairlift. It looks pretty nice so far, especially with snow on it.

Treeline Cirque Chair
A helicopter carefully places a lift pole for Alpine Meadows’ newest chairlift. Credit: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

It’s a brand-spanking new, high-speed quad chair that will transport skiers and riders from the base area to the Sherwood Ridge in 5 minutes.

The lift will feature a mid-station for quick access to some of Alpine’s best low-intermediate terrain.

A map of Treeline Cirque
The top terminal for the Treeline Cirque Chairlift indicated above with the star. Credit: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

From the top terminal skiers and riders can drop into expert terrain on the frontside or venture into the back bowls of Sherwood, which wield the resort’s best views of Lake Tahoe.

Treeline Cirque chairlift
Construction workers cheesin’ as they work on the new Treeline Cirque Chairlift. Credit: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

The protected alignment of Treeline Cirque makes it favorable in high winds and inclement weather. 

The rapid access from the base area will dramatically improve the skier experience for a wide range of ability levels.

Snow at Squaw Valley
Winter is well on its way at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Credit: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

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2 thoughts on “New $10-Million Chairlift at Alpine Meadows, CA Gets First Snow

  1. Stoked for this new lift, but no one will call it it “Treeline Circue”. That name is in fact, really generic and sounds like a lame marketing dept came up with it. Everyone will still call it “Hot Wheels”. They should have kept the old name anyways, since now it will actually go fast enough to be called “Hot Wheels”…

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