Investing in Pure Mountain Fun!
We are so proud to be a part of the Skyline Investment family and thrilled that Skyline is committed to making Bear Valley a great destination. For the 17/18 winter season, we are excited to welcome our newest state of the art addition to our friendly and relaxing High Sierra escape.
High Speed Six-Pack Lift – Construction Underway!
As of today, concrete foundations have been poured for unload top terminal, Towers 11, 10, 9, 6, 5 and 4. Blasting continuing today on Towers 7 & 8 (on steeps) and should be poured in the next week by flying in concrete/mud. Towers 3, 2, and 1 then follow. (Side note – Bear Chair had 18 towers, THE NEW LIFT HAS 11!) In the next few weeks work begins on lower terminal grading and construction preparation. The helicopter schedule for flying the steel towers into place is targeted for Mid-October. The New Lift “naming contest” underway, over 1000 submissions so far, excitement growing.
We have been busy this summer deconstructing bear chair to make way for a new high-speed six-pack chair lift. Check out the images below and we will keep adding as we progress. Winter is on the way!!
The new lift will transport six passengers at a time from the mid-mountain ski lodge to the top of the mountain, at 8500’ elevation, nearly three times faster than the current lift. This exciting lift replacement will replace the Bear chairlift, increasing guest uphill capacity of the mountain’s main artery- we can’t wait to get you up for a ride.
In the meantime, this new chair needs a name and we are looking for your help. Join our contest.
It’s going to be an EPIC 17/18 Season.