New Gad 2 Chairlift

Grand Opening @ 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 12.

Chairlift Facts

  • 4.3-minute ride (old lift was 7.9 min)
  • 63 quad chairs (old lift had 134 double chairs)
  • 1,800 riders per hour (old lift was 1200 rph)
  • 8 sec loading interval (old lift was 6 sec)
  • Powered by a single 535HP drive
  • 4016.9 linear feet
  • 1241.5 ft vertical rise
  • Installed by Doppelmayer USA

Construction Updates

  • Nov. 14 – Gad 2 is mechanically ready to roll. Opening day of Gad 2 will be determined by snow pack and terrain safety. 
  • Oct. 24 – Cable is on, chairs are ready for install, lift is energized, snowmaking/electricity in place on Election trail.
  • Oct. 9 – Main cable for the lift is spliced.
  • Sep. 21 – Top station mostly complete, bottom station being constructed, towers are in.
  • Aug. 25 – Chairlift towers and assemblies assembled and prepped for helicopter installation.
  • July 20 – New lift components arrive in Gad Valley.
  • July 14 – The old Gad 2 towers are to be removed via twin-rotor helicopter.