Squaw Valley To Replace Siberia Express Quad With Six-Seater For Next Season
The Siberia Express chairlift at Squaw Valley Resort in California will be upgraded this summer in time for the 2015-16 winter season. Plans include replacing the current high-speed quad, with a high-speed six-passenger chairlift designed to improve reliability, efficiency, and operational effectiveness.
“Our team is committed to continually enhancing the mountain experience at Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, and providing our guests with access not only to the best skiing and riding in Tahoe, but to an incredible recreational experience in an iconic destination,” said Andy Wirth, president and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC, the parent company of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows mountain resorts.
“Upgrading the Siberia Express lift to a high-speed six-passenger chairlift is guaranteed to have a positive impact on the skier experience on the upper mountain at Squaw. In addition, the lift has been designed in a way that will improve its ability to operate during inclement weather,” Wirth said.
The Siberia Express chairlift is used primarily by intermediate and advanced level skiers and riders to access terrain including Siberia Bowl, Mainline and the Mainline Terrain Park, as well as the Gold Coast area. The lift will be replaced in its same location during the summer, and will open during the 2015-16 winter season.
Photo: Squaw Valley will replace Siberia Express quad chair with six-seater this summer (Squaw Valley)