New High Speed Detachable 6-Pack Chairlift Coming 22-23
Snowriver Mountain Resort will be replacing the Chippewa Double, the Leelinaw Triple, and the Voyager Quad chairs out of the Jackson Creek Summit area (previously known as Indianhead), with the first high-speed detachable chairlift in the Upper Peninsula. It will also become the only 6-person chairlift in the powder-friendly region known as “Big Snow Country.
The new six-pack detachable will be built and installed by Doppelmayr and will be named the Voyageur Express. The lift will feature 53 chairs and have a three-and-a-half-minute ride to the top traveling at 1000 ft/min instead of the 8-10 minutes, plus stops, it took with the existing fixed grip lifts. The lift’s initial capacity will be 2800 people per hour with the option to upgrade to 3200pph in the future should additional capacity be needed.
“The new lift will greatly enhance our guest experience at Jackson Creek Summit,” stated first-year GM Benjamin Bartz. “Because the new lift will be much easier for guests to load and unload, we anticipate smoother operations, meaning guests will spend more time skiing and less time sitting on a lift.”