Beech Mountain Resort to Install Two New Lifts This Offseason

Beech Mountain Resort’s Installation of TWO New Chairlifts Will Decrease Travel Time, Capacity to Summit and Riding Comfort

Beech Mountain, NC—Beech Mountain Ski Resort announces the replacement of two of its main chairlifts, to be ready for the 2018/2019 winter season.

Lift 5, which ascends to the 5,506-foot summit, and was originally built in 1987, is currently being disassembled in preparation for the installment of a new Doppelymayr fixed-grip quad lift.  The Doppelmayr quad lift will include the addition of a loading conveyor to ensure safe boarding, higher travel speeds and shorter trip times.  Lift 5 will now offer 144 chairs with a 6-1/2-minute travel time accommodating 2,400 people per hour.

Lift 6, currently a double chair lift, also ascends to the 5,506-foot summit and will be replaced with an identical Doppelmayr fixed-grip quad lift.  This new Doppelmayr quad lift will feature 106 chairs offering a 6-1/2-minute travel time with a capacity of 2,000 people per hour.

Both Doppelmayr quad lifts will feature foot support with upholstered seating and a back rest.  Patrons can now expect to reach the 5,506-foot summit with easy on-and-off loading, comfortable seating, and a more efficient layout to eliminate lift-line congestion.

Specs and details:

Lift 5

  • Doppelmayr Fixed-Grip Quad
  • Loading Conveyor
  • 144 Chairs
  • 6 1/2-minute trip time
  • Upholstered seating and back support
  • Foot rest
  • 2,400 people per hour

Lift 6

  • Doppelmayr Fixed-Grip Quad
  • 106 Chairs
  • 6 1/2-minute trip time
  • Upholstered seating and back support
  • Foot rest
  • 2,000 people per hour

Total Capacity= 4,400 people per hour

Beech Mountain Resort will open for summer operations soon, including mountain biking, disc golf, live music, and yoga.  Transportation will be provided to the summit and more information will be released in April.

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Kenny Griffin
Kenny grew up in Concord, NC, which is right outside of Charlotte. He graduated from UNC Charlotte in December 2010 with a degree in meteorology and joined Ski Southeast immediately thereafter. In addition to his Appnet duties, he helps with day to day operations of Ski Southeast and is also in charge of our sister site, ResortCams.com. In his own words... "I discovered this website a few years back and visit it on a daily basis. I lurked on the messageboard for a while before becoming actively involved and have met some very cool people because of it. Needless to say, I am VERY stoked to be a part of the team and I think I have a unique insight into what people want from the site seeing as I used to be on the outside looking in. I'm sure some people who are reading this have seen me on the mountain before. I am frequently at Beech Mountain and it’s not hard to spot me, as I usually have a camera on my head. I love to document my days on snow and have posted some videos on the messageboard before. If you ever see me out there, feel free to say hey!" You can email Kenny directly at [email protected]