my Mountain News

New Silver Queen II

Wed, 20/06/2007 - 12:00 am

Yes, the rumours are true - Silver Star is installing a new chairlift. The area was logged 2 years ago for re-alignment and now the Silver Queen is getting a facelift and a relocation at the same time! Replacing the old lift is a Doppelmayr CTEC 4 CLF Fixed Grip “Unistar” quad (the same as Alpine Meadows). The top station is in the same location as the old lift; the bottom is approx 140m west of the present location. Guests will be able to ski to it from Parking Lot E and the new Silver Star Road overpass that will provide access from the Ridge Development. Scheduled completion of this exciting new lift is September 15, 2007.New Lift:Slope Length 510mVertical Rise 86m1800 pph initial capacity, 55 chairs running at 2.3m/sBottom drive (electric with 75% APU diesel back-up)Old Lift:Slope 509mVertical 75m1200 pph, 42 chairsNo diesel back-up