During yesterday’s earnings call, Vail Resorts CEO Kirsten Lynch announced three major lift upgrades for resorts for the 2023/24 season.
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At Breckenridge, CO, they plan to upgrade the Peak 8 base area to enhance the beginner and children’s experience and increase uphill capacity from the popular base area. The investment plan will include a new four-person high-speed 5-Chair to replace the existing two-person fixed-grip lift. It will include significant improvements, including new teaching terrain and a transport carpet from the base, to make the beginner experience more accessible.
At Stevens Pass, WA, they plan to replace the two-person fixed-grip Kehr’s Chair lift with a new four-person lift, improving out-of-base capacity and guest experience.
At Attitash, NH, they plan to replace the three-person fixed-grip Summit Triple lift with a new four-person high-speed lift, increasing uphill capacity and reducing guests’ time on the longest lift at the resort.
These lift projects are subject to regulatory approvals and are currently expected to be completed in time for the 2023/2024 North American winter season. Lynch also teased that additional calendar year 2023 investments and upgrades will be announced in the coming months.