Lift Projects

The top of a ski lift
Image credit: Aspen Skiing Company

Aspen Skiing Company

Aspen Mountain recently underwent its first significant terrain expansion since opening the Silver Queen Gondola in 1985. The addition of Hero’s Lift not only increases Aspen Mountain’s lift-served terrain by 20%, but also offers high elevation intermediate to advanced skiing that will remain reliable in low snow years. Accessible right off the Ajax Gondola, Hero’s provides terrain that will allow skiers to space out when lower elevation trails experience low snow coverage. Named after the Hero's Traverse in Colorado, the expansion will provide exciting new terrain offerings to Aspen Mountain visitors.

A mountain resort in winter

Keystone Resort

Keystone Resort recently completed construction on the Bergman Bowl six passenger chairlift and 550 acres of expanded terrain, culminating a pivotal project identified in the resort's Master Plan, providing access to high elevation ski terrain that was formerly only accessible by hiking or uphill travel. This project offers a unique experience for beginner and intermediate skiers and riders who can now access high alpine bowl terrain. It also supports operational resiliency in winters with reduce snow, as visitors of all levels can reach higher elevation terrain with more snow. Bergman Bowl can be accessed from Keystone’s main gondola, making it very accessible to skiers of all ability levels.

A ski lift in winter

Sun Valley Resort

As part of a revamp to Warm Springs, SE Group designed a replacement of the Flying Squirrel and Challenger chair lifts. The lifts feature new alignments and offer increased uphill capacity and circulation improvements to Sun Valley. The Challenger Lift upgrade includes a mid-station unload-only to provide quick access for the local ski racing team's training and racing hill. The enhanced Flying Squirrel Lift provides all-weather access to repeat skiing, as well as the River Run side with a higher top terminal.

A lift opening ceremony

Loon Mountain Resort

The new Timbertown Lift will provide improved access for guests parked in remote parking lots (currently only accessed by shuttle) and access to new beginner and intermediate teaching terrain at South Peak. 

A ski lift with the moon in the background

Red Lodge Mountain

Red Lodge Mountain in Montana is beloved by locals for its down to earth feel. When the Miami Beach Express Chair reached the end of its life span, Red Lodge was looking to install a previously used chair that would expand its uphill capacity to add better access to existing underutilized beginner to intermediate terrain. Utilizing the old Sunnyside Lift from Alta Ski Area, Red Lodge installed in Stache Express, named in honor of their GM, Jeff Schmidt’s iconic mustache. This lift install is a perfect example of meeting ski areas where their needs lie and making use of existing chairs to find price points that work within a ski area’s budget.