Fastest Six-Pack Lift On The Continent Coming To Big Sky

It announced today by Big Sky Resort in Montana that the mountain will soon own the bragging rights for having the fastest six-person chair in North America. It won't be long, either. The mountain has a plan to have the lift built and operational for the 2020/2021 season.

The Swift Current 6 will be another part of the Big Sky 2025 project, a 10-year capital plan with a mission to take Big Sky to the level of a world-class, year-round mountain resort. This chair will be a "Bubble Chair", a chairlift with a dome that comes down with the safety bar, shielding riders from the elements. It will have the signature Big Sky Blue Bubble, along with ultrawide heated seats, making for what could be a very comfortable ride.

"Swift Current 6 replaces the current four-person chairlift with state-of-the-art Doppelmayr D-Line technology," explains Stephen Kircher, CEO, and president of Boyne Resorts, the parent company of Big Sky Resort. "This technology offers guests reliability, efficiency, and a staggeringly fast, warm, and comfortable ride up to the iconic Lone Peak-America's Matterhorn. There will be no faster, safer or more comfortable chairlift in North America."

The speed of the lift will be no joke. This lift will be running at 1,200 feet per second, which is just over 13.5 miles per hour. Part of the technology that is going to keep this lift spinning faster than any other also has a bonus comfort feature, as if it didn't have enough comfort already. "The combination of the lift design and the new D-Line technology makes the ride whisper quiet and incredibly smooth," says Kircher. "The safety-bars auto-lock, the adjustable ramp makes loading seamless, and with wide, heated seats and a weatherproof bubble-the short seven-minute ride will feature extraordinary comfort and reliability."

Swift Current 6 marks the fifth major Doppelmayr lift infrastructure project at Big Sky in the past four years, each offering innovations that deliver on the Big Sky 2025 vision of creating America's Alp. "We are proud to be part of the lift transformation happening at Big Sky," said Mark Bee, president, Doppelmayr USA. "Big Sky is on a path to rival the best lift systems in the world when the 2025 vision is completed," added Bee.


  1. Where else But at Big Sky Resort can you get unmatched dedication to the customers and chairlift technology at its finest. Big Sky Montana is unmatchable Skiing ⛷ and leading the way into the Future of Skiing while leaving All other Resorts Across The Entire North America Continent in the dust.


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