Wilbere Lift Improvements

4️⃣ Wilbere is becoming a quad.

Wilbere is
doubling up.

Snowbird’s original Wilbere Lift—installed for the mountain’s opening in 1971 and named for Founder Ted Johnson’s wife and partner, Wilma—is scheduled for a replacement starting in the late spring of 2024. The current fixed-grip double chair will transform into a fixed-grip quad chairlift, increasing the uphill capacity. The loading station, featuring a conveyor belt loading system, will move from its current location on Creek Road to the Creekside base area, near the Bryce Astle Training Center, making the chair more accessible from parking lots. The top station will remain near its current area, accessing the same terrain.

Upgrades are exciting but nostalgia is real. Get your last laps on the original Wilbere Lift this season before it's transformed for the future.



  • As a fixed-grip quad, the new Wilbere Lift will carry more than double the number of people.
  • The new loading station will be located within the Creekside base area, closer to Snowbird's parking lots.
  • Featuring a conveyor belt at loading, it makes getting on the lift even easier.