While searching for a chairlift to suit the needs of the mid mountain lift, a smaller chairlift was found in Aspen, Colorado. The Aspen Skiing Company donated the lift to Eaglecrest for the cost of removal and shipping. This chairlift will replace the Platter surface lift. Eaglecrest received a $100,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation to partially fund this project.
May 19 - Eaglecrest is currently waiting for a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers along with profile design drawings from Doppelmayr CTEC.
May 27 - Doppelmayr Engineers will be in town this weekend to go over the Beginner Chairlift site.
June 2 - Doppelmayr Engineers took measurements and are developing the draft profile that will determine the number of towers and exact locations of the bottom and top terminals.
July 21 - have received the draft pofile from Doppelmayr. Now waiting on the permit from the Army Corps of Engineers.
August 30 - We are still waiting on the permit from the Army Corps of Engineers.
May 12, 2009 - this project is expected to go out to Bid by June 1.
Looking towards the bottom of the Beginner Chairlift