Coming Summer 2023
THE U.P.'s FIRST HIGH SPEED CHAIR LIFT
Midwest Family Ski Resorts is pleased to announce the installation of the first high speed chairlift in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Voyageur Express, six-pack detachable will be built and installed by Dopplemeyer and will be named the Voyageur Express. The lift will feature 53 chairs and have a 3:30 minute lift ride to the top travelling at 1000 ft/min. At full capacity, the lift can move 2800 people per hour and will be 3000’ long and travel 538’ vertically.
The line for the new lift has already been cut and will bring skiers from the base of the ski hill to the top of ski area where guest amenities include lodging, a ski chalet, and food & beverage outlets.
- Chairs on Line: 53 CHAIRS
- Travel Time: 3 mins, 30 seconds
- Speed: 1000 feet per minute
- Capacity: 2800 people per hour
- Length: 3000 feet long
- Vertical rise: 538 feet
The new six pack will be replacing the Chippewa Double and the Voyager Quad, two of the original chairlifts installed when founder Jack English started skiing and riding here in the U.P. back in 1959. Guests will appreciate the speed this new 6-pack will offer giving them more time on the slopes and little time in lines.