Mt. Bachelor says its new Skyliner Express 6-pack chairlift will make its debut Tuesday, Dec. 19. A contest will give the public a chance to win a seat on the first chair when it opens.
The ski area says there will be a “Golden Ticket Giveaway” social media contest this Sunday. The contest will be announced Saturday on Mt. Bachelor social media channels.
There will be festivities ahead of the opening Tuesday:
- 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.: Free burritos, coffee, hot cocoa, commemorative Skyliner Express giveaways, 50% off Deschutes 6-pack promotion – all while supplies last
- 8:45 a.m.: Speech by President and GM John Merriman + ceremonial ribbon cutting
- 8:55 a.m.: First chair, Skyliner Express opens for the season
Quick facts about Skyliner from Mt. Bachelor
- Lift Type: Doppelmayr 6-CLD UNIG lift. A 6-pack high speed detachable lift
- The original lift was built in 1989 and is a Doppelmayr High speed quad
- A 6-pack increases uphill capacity and the weight of the chairs improves the ability for the chair to run in windy conditions
- Old Skyliner uphill capacity: 2400/hr
- New Skyliner uphill capacity: 3000/hr