my Mountain News

Brand New Chairlift for 2006-2007!

Tue, 14/03/2006 - 1:00 am

NEWS RELEASE - Introducing, the NEW Alpine Meadows chairlift at Silver Star! With the announcement of the sell-out of building lots in the new Alpine Meadows subdivision, Silver Star Ski Resort Ltd. thrilled new investors and Silver Star guests by announcing a brand new chairlift to service runs in the Attridge area. This $1.5 million Doppelmayr ‘Unistar’ fixed-grip quad chair will have a capacity of 1,200 people per hour. With 743 metres (2,450 feet) in length and 229 metres (750 feet) of vertical, the Alpine Meadows chair will be a quick 5 minute ride to the top. It will be constructed during the summer of 2006 and ready for the opening of the 2006-2007 winter season.

Brad Baker, Silver Star's Operations Manager, reports that the new Alpine Meadows chairlift at Silver Star will offer improved access to all of the runs to the west (skier's right) of the Summit chair, and adds that "this was Silver Star’s black diamond terrain prior to Putnam Creek. It is well known by locals for great powder lines. It is south facing so it offers great spring skiing and panoramic views down the valley. The Alpine Meadows chair will make this terrain truly lift-serviced for the first time ever."

For more information:

Michael J. Ballingall, Senior Vice President, Big White and Silver Star Resorts (250) 765-3101 , cell: (250) 470-7350 – e-mail: mballingall@bigwhite.com

Steven Threndyle, Media Relations Officer, Big White and Silver Star Mountain Resorts, (250) 764-2143, sthrendyle@bigwhite.com