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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort to Replace Thunder Quad Chairlift Ahead of 2022-23 Season

March 23, 2022

Resort Set to Unveil New Quad Lift After Construction This Summer

(TETON VILLAGE, WYO. MARCH 23, 2022)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) is pleased to announce that it will replace its Thunder quad chairlift with a faster and more powerful detachable quad chairlift ahead of the 2022-23 winter season.

JHMR will bid farewell to the original Thunder lift (below) that was installed in 1994 and replace it with a new high-speed quad made by Colorado-based lift manufacturer Leitner-Poma. The speed of the new lift is 1,000 feet per minute, twice the velocity of the original Thunder, and will cut riderstime down from just over 7 minutes to 3.6 minutes. The new lift will have a contour load, similar to the Teton lift, as well as a contour unload. It will use the name Thunder and continue to access 1,454 vertical feet of terrain at JHMR. 

The Thunder lift has been the most popular lift on the upper mountain, and it delivers access to some of the legendary terrain JHMR is known for. The new Thunder lift will dramatically cut down on skiersand snowboarders’ time spent waiting in line and on the lift,said JHMR President, Mary Kate Buckley. This substantial investment is being made to improve lift waiting times and give our guests more time on snow.

Removal of the existing Thunder lift is expected to begin in May. Construction and installation of the Resorts new Thunder lift is expected to begin shortly after May, pending final Forest Service approval, and JHMR expects to finish installing and load testing the new Thunder lift in October. 

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About Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) located in Teton Village, Wyoming, is a values-led, family owned, iconic mountain destination with a purpose of enriching the lives of its guests, employees, and community through premium, authentic, and memorable big mountain experiences only found in the Tetons. Jackson Hole famously delivers the finest powder snow with 4,139 of continuous vertical feet of legendary terrain and 2,500 acres of the best beginner, intermediate and expert terrain. Neighboring celebrated Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, and operating in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, makes Jackson Hole an exceptional and unique global destination. With an enduring commitment to the surrounding landscape, wildlife and authentic community character, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort strives to live by its values by reducing environmental impact and in doing so runs 100% of its operations on Green Power.

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