Seven Springs announced the grand opening of the new Avalanche chairlift on Jan. 14.
“Our new Doppelmayr chairlift will greatly improve our guest experience on the front face of the mountain, allowing for many more runs each day,” said Joel Rerko, director of mountain operations at Seven Springs. “Travel time will now be only four minutes and 21 seconds to the top; less time on the lift and shorter lift lines equal more time on the snow! We continue to be committed to our season passholders, homeowners and growing the sport as a whole.”
The new Avalanche lift will increase uphill capacity from 1,800 to 2,400 people per hour and will unload closer to the top of Tyrol chairlift, allowing for better access to Stowe Slope and Trail.
Avalanche features seven towers, 88 chairs and a 200-horsepower electric motor. The lift is 1,956 feet long from the loading station to the unloading station and covers 492 vertical feet.
The lift enhances the experience and capacity for the youth and racing programs that are based at Seven Springs, and also the many youth and racing programs that visit the mountain each season.
“[Western Pennsylvania Race Club] is grateful to call Seven Springs home,” said Jim DiBiase, Western Pennsylvania Race Club program director.
“It is always comforting knowing that we are working together with an organization whose goals align with ours. We are very excited to see Seven Springs continue to support the next generation of skiers and their continued commitment to invest in the area we all call home.”