Kids at the Porcupine Dedication in September 2010
The Porcupine Chairlift replaced the Platter Lift and is opened in December 2010. The new lift is a double chair and will have 6 towers and 39 chairs. It will provide easier access to Muskeg and Dolly Varden. The lift was constructed by Eaglecrest staff and is expected to be completed by the first part of July at an estimated cost of the project is $350,000. The Rasmuson Foundation contributed $200,000 and another $50,000 was raised during the Black Bear Chairlift Campaign. An additional $142,,000 was raised by the Eaglecrest Foundation Porcupine Chairlift Campaign.
Visit www.EaglecrestFoundation.org for more information on the Foundation.
The Porcupine Chair was completed on July 1 with the exception of the electrical installation and the top and bottom lift shacks. As of August 9 crews are working on the electrical installation and finishing up construction of the top and bottom lift shacks. The final load test will occur just after Labor Day.
On June 22 the crew hung the chairs on the Porcupine Lift. Construction has begun on the bottom lift shack. On June 25 a cap was installed at the top terminal.
On June 18 the crew spliced the cable for the Porcupine Chair. The Lower terminal is installed. The cable will be inspected on June 19. The crew plans to hang chairs next week..
On June 10 crews completed standing the towers for the Porcupine Lift. The Lower terminal will be installed on Monday, June 14. The cable is scheduled for splicing on Friday, June 18.
Bull wheel at the top of Porcupine Lift Looking up the Porcupine Lift line
Location of bottom terminal - April 27, 2010 Building tower foundations - April 27, 2010
Working on the Porcupine Road Getting ready to pour concrete May 3
The concrete pour - May 3 Finishing up the pour - May 3
Working on the bottom terminal - May 10 Heading up to the top - May 10
Moving towers Location of bottom terminal - May 30
Top Terminal and tower - June 8 First tower in place - June 8