Last winter construction began on the new High Country T-Bar and the old 1966 double chair spun for its final season. This summer we have been hard at work installing the new T-Bar and it will be ready to bring skiers and riders to the summit this winter. The design is low to the ground which means it’s less susceptible to wind, and a twice as fast ascent time will allow for more skiing and riding on High Country. With more convenient access to the lower terminal from the unload of other lifts, the flow from base to summit will also be improved.
The experience up on High Country will be much different this winter. The old double went right down the middle of the trail, which took away from the openness of the terrain. With the new T-Bar, High Country now has slightly more skiable acreage and it will ski like an open, high altitude bowl creating a unique experience, similar to what one would find in the west or European Alps.