Breck’s Colorado Chairlift Gets an Upgrade for the 2014/15 Season

07 July 2014
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Breckenridge, COLO – July 7, 2014New lift towers arrived via helicopter to Breckenridge Ski Resort today for a significant upgrade to the resort’s Colorado SuperChair – set to open Nov. 7, 2014 in conjunction with Breck’s opening day. 8.
 
On the heels of launching Peak 6 last season, the ski industry’s most significant terrain expansion in the last decade, Breckenridge Ski Resort is upgrading the Colorado SuperChair from a quad express to a six-passenger express to provide a 30 percent increase in capacity for Peak 8’s primary lift, providing faster routes to surrounding peaks.
 
The installation took about six hours to set in 20 new towers. The heavy lifting was done by a K-MAX helicopter, known for its intermeshing rotors (synchropter) and its ability to lift a payload of over 6,000 pounds (2,722 kg). 
 
The Colorado SuperChair was first installed in 1986 as a high-speed quad, updated in 2002 from a chain drive system to a gear drive system and then again in 2012 with new chairs.  Those quad chairs will be used for upgrades to Beaver Run SuperChair, located on Peak 9.
 
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Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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