Brighton Mountain Resort in Utah is making big moves for the 2023/2024 season. Brighton says it’s time to level up and replace one of their high-speed quads with a brand-spankin’ new 6-pack. Doppelmayr is up for the challenge and will build the first D-Line lift in Utah this summer, replacing the aging Crest Express chairlift.
According to Brighton, this new lift will have cutting-edge technology providing guests with a 5.3-minute lift ride to the top and will carry 2,400 riders per hour. The new Crest 6 Lift will also have a conveyor belt for easy loading and a terminal monitor for resort news & updates.
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The new chairlift will essentially have the same alignment. The bottom terminal will be shifted slightly to the west and north to provide space for a safer and more efficient lift maze. The top terminal will be around 30 feet below the existing terminal to provide more space for skier traffic at the top of the lift.
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Crest will serve mountain bikers in the summer with three bike clips on each chair. The lift won’t have bubbles or heated seats.
In other Brighton updates:
- Brighton plans to open a mid-mountain dining option called The Sidewinder Grill, which will be located above the Snake Creek lift.
- Brighton plans to implement a parking reservation system for next season.
The existing Crest Express chairlift was constructed in 1991, and it takes 6.5 minutes to reach the top, with a carrying capacity of 2800 riders per hour.
Boyne Resorts owns and operates Brighton, along with nine other ski resorts. The Crest Express is one of 9 lift projects announced by Boyne. Construction for the new 6-pack lift will start in May and is expected to open for the 2023/2024 season.