Powder Monkey Lift Replacement

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For the first time since 2006, our mountain operations team will be installing a brand new chairlift here on the mountain. Powder Monkey, a fixed-grip triple installed in 1977 as one of Snowshoe’s original lifts, will be replaced with a fixed-grip quad ahead of the 2023/24 winter season. The new lift from Leiter-Poma & Skytrac will increase uphill capacity, ease congestion in the Basin area, and improve access to the Western Territory. 

Lift Replacement Progress Updates:

Keep checking back in with this blog post to see the latest updates. 

May 25, 2023 – Forms have been built for the footers of lift towers. Staging is in progress for installation.

May 19, 2023 – The Snowshoe Foundation auction of 25 original Powder Monkey lift chairs closed. Through this blind auction, the Foundation raised $29,000 – 100% of which will go directly towards our scholarship and grant programs in our local communities.

May 11, 2023 – All lift towers have been removed.

April 24, 2023 – Removal of the terminals and lift towers begins. 

April 4, 2023 – Disassembly begins with the removal of chairs, haul rope, and both the top and bottom bull wheels. 

April 2, 2023 – The original Powder Monkey triple’s final day in service.  

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