This summer will mark another milestone for Whitewater Ski Resort as the resorts original chairlift, the Summit Chair, will be replaced with a brand new Leitner-Poma fixed-grip quad chairlift. After 41 years of sweeping guests up the slopes, the Summit Chair will have a new look and a new feel starting the 2017/2018 winter season.
In replacing the Summit Chair, there will be minimal impact made on the resorts terrain, yet the new chair will decrease noise pollution and provide more efficiency. Most of the metal from the current lift will be recycled and the new lift will reduce power usage and the requirement for grease/petroleum products, overall minimizing the environmental footprint of the resort as a whole.
This announcement of Knee Deep’s further efforts to improve the experience at Whitewater comes directly after the second annual Community Day, which was held on Friday January 13. The resort once again offered local residents a $10 lift ticket to experience the resort for the day, of which all proceeds collected were donated back to the community to say thank you for its support. This year just over $4000 will be donated to the Whitewater Ski Team and the Civic Theatre.
This winter marks skiers and snowboarders last chance to ride the original Summit Chair lift, which is showcased in TGR’s Whitewater Sessions, as seen above. The resort will be selling the original chairlifts to those who are interested in owning a piece of Whitewater’s history. Contact the resort at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-354-4944 for further details.