Windham, NY (October 4, 2018) -
The brand new, high speed, detachable six passenger chairlift being installed at Windham Mountain Resort now has a name. Westside Six will be open for the 2018/2019 winter season, transporting skiers and snowboarders from the base to the summit of the resort’s west peak in under five and a half minutes. It will also be referred to as “F Lift”, replacing a triple chair, which had been in place since the 1980’s.
With a slope length of 5,105 feet, and an uphill capacity of 3,000 people per hour, “Westside Six will transport the same number of passengers as the old triple chair, and Whirlwind Express, our high-speed quad, combined,” says Ted Davis, Director of Mountain Operations at Windham Mountain Resort. “The project kicked off with the removal of the old lift this past spring, then we poured concrete footings for towers and terminals in early summer. While the footings cured, the tree line was widened to make way for the size of Westside Six, and electrical and communication cables were placed underground,” explains Davis.
A Crew from Doppelmayr, the world’s leading manufacturer of ropeways, cable cars and ski lifts, is now working on site at Windham Mountain Resort installing terminals and towers, starting at the summit and working down to the base. Construction is on schedule and Westside Six is anticipated to open early in the 2018/2019 season.
The new lift is part of an $8M capital investment made by Windham Mountain Resort for the 2018/2019 season. In addition to Westside Six, the resort has implemented RFID Lift Access Technology, installed nearly 100 automated, high-efficiency snow guns, replaced over 2 miles of snowmaking pipe, and purchased a new PistenBully 400 Snowcat.
Windham Mountain Resort is a year-round destination in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, NY, about two and a half hours north of New York City. With 285 skiable acres, Windham boasts 54 trails serviced by 12 lifts, with a new high-speed, six-passenger detachable lift for 2018/2019. The Resort offers six terrain parks, Terrain Based Learning™, beginner packages, lodging, dining options, an Adventure Park, the full-service Alpine Spa, night skiing, and much more. In the summer months, Windham Mountain Bike Park is famous for its World Cup course, but also features a three-mile-long beginner trail. Windham Mountain Country Club is an 18-hole public golf course with a private club atmosphere. Visit windhammountain.com for details on these activities and more, and for information on upcoming events.