Big Sky Resort in Montana has announced it will install the new fastest six-person chairlift in North America, the Swift Current 6, for next winter (2020-2021).
In a resort statement Big Sky, which has one of the continent's five biggest ski areas with almost 6,000 acres of skiing, said the new lift is the next step in their strategy to create the most technologically-advanced lift network in North America, a key pillar of the Big Sky 2025 vision.
Two years ago they installed an eight-seater chairlift, the first in North America, and promoted as the most technologically advanced on the continent.
"Swift Current 6 replaces the current four-person chairlift with state-of-the-art Doppelmayr D-Line technology," explains Stephen Kircher, CEO and president of Boyne Resorts, parent company of Big Sky Resort. "This technology offers guests reliability, efficiency, and a staggeringly fast, warm, and comfortable ride up to the iconic Lone Peak—America's Matterhorn. There will be no faster, safer or more comfortable chairlift in North America."
The resort will have installed five major Doppelmayr lifts in the past four years. This new high-speed chair will feature a signature Big Sky Blue Bubble cover and ultrawide heated seats. Construction of the new lift will commence as soon as possible following closing day of the 2019-2020 season on April 19.