Stowe Mountain’s New Fourrunner Quad Dedication Ceremony on December 10th, 10AM

By AlpineZone News |
Dec 08 2011 - 01:20 PM

Stowe, VT – Join Stowe Mountain Resort staff, guests and Governor Peter Shumlin, as they celebrate the ceremonial opening of the resort’s latest major improvement, a new high-speed quad chairlift on Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak.

When: Saturday, December 10 at 10am
Where: Base of FourRunner Quad, Stowe Mountain Resort

About the New Lift
Uphill capacity compared to the old quad which was 1,500 people per hour, now will be 2,400 people per hour, that’s an increase of 900 people per hour. This matches all other new lifts around the resort that also have capacity of 2,400 people per hour, such as the Gondola, Sunny Spruce and the Sensation Quad.

The new quad has many advantages. The tower assemblies are better suited to running if icing occurs and full chair storage at the bottom means no need to de-ice grips on chairs prior to opening. The lift is also designed with wind challenges in mind. Strategically located lift towers keep the line as low as possible while allowing for skiing underneath from top to bottom on the legendary Liftline trail. The bottom terminal moved forward and is about half as long as the old terminal, gaining a large amount of area for the new fully-automated Evolution Stowe Card gate-entry system! . The top terminal moved about 70′ uphill and with the new grading you can ski directly to the Nosedive and Toll Road trails without climbing the hill.