With temperatures hovering above 90 degrees, its hard to conjure up memories of frosty chairlift rides but for patrons of Okemo Mountain Resort, such memories may completely fade away.
The resort is adding a new six-passenger bubble chair, touting it as a truly one-of-a-kind lift in North America. Okemo Mountain’s website describes the new lift:
In addition to a plush ride (think “flying sofa”), each seat is heated, offering a comfortable ride up the mountain on even the coldest of days. Okemo will offer the only chairlift in the Northeast with heated seats. A new heated storage barn will be constructed alongside the base terminal, and the chairs will be removed nightly from the line, keeping them warm and dry during inclement weather.
Fabrication is underway at Leitner Poma facilities in Colorado and Europe. The new lift has a price tag of $6.9 million chairlift that will whisk skiers 1,670 feet up the hill in a bright orange, heated bubble. Unlike a gondola that requires skiers to take off their gear, people can leave their skis and snowboards on while riding 6.4 minutes up the high-speed, six-pack bubble chairlift.
See more at: www.okemo.com