Snowbird Replaces Little Cloud Double with New High-Speed Quad

By David Schissler (November 2012) Another one of North America’s perennial top 50 resorts has become even better. Last Summer Snowbird replaced its Little Cloud chairlift with a new high-speed Doppelmayer quad powered by a 600 hp drive motor. The new lift follows the same path and uses the same tower locations as the old […]

twbsnowbirdBy David Schissler
(November 2012) Another one of North America’s perennial top 50 resorts has become even better. Last Summer Snowbird replaced its Little Cloud chairlift with a new high-speed Doppelmayer quad powered by a 600 hp drive motor. The new lift follows the same path and uses the same tower locations as the old lift but cuts the ride time in half from 7 minutes to a brisk 3.5 minutes. Instead of the 134 double chairs on the old lift, Little Cloud now has 57 quad chairs bringing 1,800 riders per hour 3,484 linear feet to its top. www.snowbird.com.