A new high speed, detachable six-passenger chairlift will be installed at Windham Mountain Resort this summer. The Doppelmayr lift will run from the base area to the summit, replacing the current Whistler Triple, better known as “F Lift.”
It will have a slope length of 5,105 feet, and an uphill capacity of 3,000 people per hour. The ride from base to summit will be just under five and a half minutes.
Removal of “F Lift” will begin in April and installation of the new lift in May.
Whirlwind Express will continue to offer access to the Bike Park and skyrides this summer starting Memorial Day Weekend, unaffected by the construction.
The new lift will be accompanied by state of the art lift access, with the addition of RFID ticketing and gates.
“RFID ticketing is essentially ‘EZ-Pass for skiers’. It will provide easier access to lifts and more accurate scanning of tickets and passes, helping skiers and riders get on the mountain faster, skipping the ticket windows and lift line scanning process.” said Chip Seamans, Windham General Manager.
All guests will now have the option to sign up for resort charge, by attaching a credit card account to their RFID card. This eliminates the need to carry cash or a credit card on the mountain.
The new chairlift and RFID system represent $6.5M in capital already invested toward the 2018-19 season.
Guests are invited to become a season passholder at the annual Season Passholder Party March 17, with complimentary buffet and live music and the best rates on passes will be offered for one day only.