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Utah Ski Resort Announces Chairlift To Connect Upper & Lower Mountain


Eagle Point Resort just concluded its best season ever, as the Utah ski resort had a year full of powder. What comes next for Eagle Point though is a multitude of exciting changes. In a letter to their guests, Eagle Point recapped their season and announced what projects they’ll be working on in the coming months.

This summer, they’ll be hosting a multitude of events, and improving their mountain biking park. Some of the events include a Mountain Archery Fest, the Crusher in the Tushar bike race, Pioneer Day celebrations, and The Tushars Mountain Runs high-elevation races. Their mountain biking operations will see a significant improvement with the addition of mountain biking hooks on the Lookout Chair.

Various chairlifts will also undergo renovations this offseason. The Monarch Lift will get an upgrade to its electrical control system, allowing them to more easily identify and repair issues. The capacity of the Skyline Lift will also be increased, which will help them avoid skipping chairs at the loading terminal. The Canyonside Lift will be adding lap restraints (i.e. a bar) for winter and summer guests.

The major project announced by the resort is a new connector chairlift that will go over Highway 53. Currently, you can ski down to the lower mountain (Elk Meadows) from the upper mountain (Mt. Holly), but you can’t ski to Mt. Holly from Elk Meadows. This means that you have to take a shuttle bus from the Canyonside Lodge to reach the Skyline Lodge and Mt. Holly.

The new lift will run from the bottom of Anasazi Freefall, up Tunnel Vision and Elk Meadows, and end near the Skyline Lodge. According to the concept images from Eagle Point, it would be a fixed-grip quad chairlift from SkyTrac. They will start work on the new lift this summer.  The project will likely take a couple of offseasons, with no official opening date announced yet by Eagle Point.

The projected lift line of the new Connector lift.

The other major addition will be 27 new condominiums, most of which will be available for rentals. These smaller units are aimed at providing a ski-in/out option for those who want to stay on the mountain at a more affordable rate.

The official letter from Eagle Point Resort is below.

Image Credits: Eagle Point Resort

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