In addition, the company will create additional activities for its summertime Epic Discovery venue at Vail Mountain.
In the Back Bowls, the short, fixed-grip Sun Up triple chair will become a high-speed lift, making every lift on the backside of Vail of that variety – and all major lifts on the whole mountain, too.
The new chair gives skiers and riders coming off the High Noon Express into Sun Up Bowl a quicker way back to the top of the ridge where it meets the Tea Cup Express out of China Bowl. It will cut riding time to about four minutes and increase capacity, according to the resort.
At Breckenridge, a new 500-seat restaurant will go up this summer at the top of the Independence Super Chair that serves Peak 7. In addition to providing a place to eat and rest on Peak 7, the new eatery will be a launching point for skiers and snowboarders heading to Peak 6.
"This will improve the dining experience at the most visited ski resort in the United States with a modern restaurant located adjacent to the new Peak 6 terrain," said Vail’s Rob Katz.
This summer, visitors will get to choose from a new canopy tour in the Game Creek area; the Forest Flyer alpine coaster; and, an expanded hiking and walking trails for wildlife and nature viewing.
Photos: There will be a place to eat at Breck's Peak 7 next season (Breckenridge/Facebook); Below -- Another fast chair is set for Vail's Back Bowls. (Vail/Facebook)