Vail Resorts Plans To Replace Two Chairlifts & More At Stevens Pass, WA For The 2019-20 Season

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Stevens Pass may be getting a nice upgrade for the 2019/20 ski season. Vail Resorts is planning to invest upwards of $180 million into various resorts over the next year. Stevens Pass is one of many resorts getting a nice upgrade. Vail plans to replace the Daisy and Brooks chairs with a high-speed quad and a fixed grip lift.

“Vail Resorts announced 2 modern chairlifts will replace the Brooks and Daisy lifts for 2019-20, subject to US Forest Service approval. It’s all part of a $35 million investment in its newest resorts,” stated Vail Resorts on the Stevens Pass website.

Stevens Pass front side trail map. The circles represent the lifts that will be replaced. Image: Stevens Pass

The ski industry giant also has plans for several other improvements the resort. They hope to enhance dining facilities as well as create a new ticket purchasing system that features roaming ticket merchants near the lifts. The hope is that this will streamline the ticket purchasing process and speed things up a bit.

Stevens Pass is one of many resorts added to Vail’s empire since last year. The resort was obtained alongside Crested Butte Mountain Resort in the summer of 2018.

You can expect these changes to be complete by the first chair of 2019/2020

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