Friday, June 8, 2012

Cranmore nears its 75th anniversary, with a handful of improvements in store for winter.

The summit view from the new triple chair.

As the pages of the calendar keep turning, we see that winter is just a mere 7 months away, which means it is time to shift the gears into preparing for another great ski season.

With this being said, employees at Cranmore have been hard at work getting everything ready.

From top to bottom. Future line of the new triple chair.

Cranmore is entering its 75th anniversary, and we want this coming winter to be one to remember!

We’ve got our hands on many projects this summer, including the installation of a new fixed grip triple chair in replace of our old double chair that some may know as “Rickety Red”. Almost 3,000 ft has been cleared in the making of the new lift line. The lift itself will begin to be installed mid-summer.  Once the chair is installed and running, it will provide summit access and an additional 300 vertical ft to our southern slopes.

Pulling out the trees.

And what good would a chairlift be without snow below our skis and boards? We’ve purchased 60 new tower guns to keep the snow coming for the 2012-13

ski season. These snow guns will bring the count of energy efficient tower guns up to 300, with our total fleet adding up to approximately 450 snow guns. With  about 2/3 of our snow gun collection being highly efficient, we will be able to greatly increase our snowmaking power while reducing the amount of energy consumed.

The Soaring Eagle Zipline, installed this summer, will also operate all winter long joining Cranmore’s popular tubing park, mountain coaster and giant swing rides and attractions.

Start to the lower platform for the Flying Eagle Zip Line

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