Silver Star Resort is one of BHA’s long standing clients and we are delighted to hear the announcement about the construction of their new gondola. The gondola construction is planned to start this summer and will link the Base Area to the Summit with a high-speed Doppelmayr gondola featuring 8-person cabins with outside ski and snowboard racks.
Silver Star Webpage: http://www.skisilverstar.com/no-site-section/new-doppelmayr-gondola
“These new cabins will whisk guests from the bottom to the top of the Summit in a third of the time of the existing double chair. The ride will now take four and a half minutes from Village to Summit, traveling at five meters per second over a distance of 1,063 metres with a vertical rise of 293 metres,” says Brad Baker, Director of Operations and Maintenance for Silver Star.
This new gondola is attracting attention as it is one of the few new ski lifts getting built in Canada this year. In the Spring of 2017, the BHA team completed the revision of the Silver Star Resort Master Plan, which aims to describe the comprehensive developments envisioned for the resort. The new gondola will be a crucial element in the resort’s improvements with completion expected in the Summer of 2018. It will be a milestone year for Silver Star Resort as they will also celebrate their 60th anniversary!
We are looking forward to riding on this brand new gondola!
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