Together, Mt. Bachelor and Powdr Corp are excited to announce that we have signed a contract with lift manufacturer Doppelmayer to install the new east side chairlift, named Cloudchaser, in time for the 2016 holiday season! The high-speed detachable quad chairlift, which represents a capital investment of approximately $6 million, provides greater protection from the elements during storm cycles and adds 635 acres to our lift served terrain, making us the 5th largest ski area in the United States.
This is an exciting milestone for the entire team here at Mt. Bachelor, our loyal pass holders, and all guests of the mountain. Powdr's investment in this lift underscores a commitment to Mt. Bachelor and provides a whole new way for us all to experience our favorite mountain.
When complete, the new Cloudchaser detachable quad chairlift will be the first new chairlift installed at Mt. Bachelor since the replacement of Pine Marten Express in 2006, and the first completely new chairlift providing access to previously unserved terrain on the mountain since the opening of Northwest Express in 1996.
The name Cloudchaser was conceived by Tom Lomax, Mt. Bachelor’s Director of Mountain Operations. It pays tribute to the mountain’s unique weather patterns and the phenomenon whereby approaching clouds from the west tend to dissipate and disappear altogether as they wrap around the summit and pass to Mt. Bachelor’s east side.
|Lift Type||High-speed, detachable quad|
|Horizontal Length||6,576 feet|
|Vertical Rise||1,448 feet|
|Uphill Capacity||2,400 people per hour|
|Number of Chairs||141|
|Number of Towers||21|
|Construction Start Date||Weather/snowpack dependent|
|Anticipated Completion Date||December 2016|
|Additional Skiable Acres||635 acres|
|Additional Groomed Runs||6.2 miles/36 acres|
|Total Skiable Acres||4,318 acres|