Upgrades

Upgrades

Lift Upgrades and/or Replacements

Planned upgrades in the conceptual Master Development Plan to be submitted to the US Forest Service include Lift Upgrades and/or Replacements.

Relocated/Realigned Gold Link Lift

The Gold Link Lift was approved in 2008 to be relocated to a new lower area and upgraded to a detachable quad. This will accommodate increased skier traffic when necessary from the Prospect Junction area will provid access to and from the North Village Interconnect lift, when constructed. 

Upgraded Red Lady Express

Red Lady Lift is approved to be upgraded to 2,400 pph capacity (the upgraded capacity will be achieved with installation of additional carriers) and to add an undetermined amount of gondola cars that would allow for pedestrian access to the Red Lady Restaurant.

Upgraded Painter Boy Lift

The Painter Boy Lift was approved in 2008 to be upgraded to a detachable quad. This will provide easier loading for beginners and a better overall experience for all guests.

Relocated/Shortened High Lift 

The lower terminal of the High Lift (a surface lift) is approved to be relocated to a higher elevation (approximately 400 feet) so that it does not impede skier circulation between Silver Queen and Paradise Bowl via North Star.

Realigned/Upgraded Twister Lift

The Twister Lift is approved to be realigned to allow for access into Paradise Bowl via the Silver Queen Road. Upgrading the lift to a detachable quad is designed to increase use of the underutilized Twister Pod and improve skier distribution and circulation.

Teocalli Lift

This lift will be upgraded to a detachable lift or fixed-grip quad chairlift at a higher hourly capacity. The lift will be realigned to better serve the terrain and improve circulation, the top terminal is relocated near the Red Lady lift and the bottom terminal will be extended approximately 2,100 feet to provide for three additional developed trails.

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Figure 3.0: Slope Analysis

Figure 3.1: Aspect Analysis

Figure 6.0: Upgrade Plan
 

Lift Additions

Planned upgrades in the conceptual Master Development Plan to be submitted to the US Forest Service include Lift Additions.

North Face Lift

The CBMR upgrading plan will relocate and upgrade the existing North Face surface lift to a fixed-grip triple chairlift, this will increase the hourly capacity and allow for better accessibility for Intermediate and Advanced abilities into the Teo Drainage and Park areas.

Teo Park Lift

A new “Teo Park” lift will provide lift-served egress from the Teo 1 and Teo 2 Bowls as well as new terrain in the Teo Park area. Conceptually designed as a fixed-grip triple chairlift with an approximate 6.1 minute ride time, a carrying capacity of 1,200 people per hour (pph), and a total vertical rise of approximately 511 feet. The entire alignment of the lift is in the current SUP and will access a wide variety of terrain ranging from Intermediate to Expert from the top of the North Face lift, Spellbound and Third Bowl and both Teo 1 and Teo 2 Bowls. This life will also provide egress from the Teo Drainage area and terminates above the North Face lift upper terminal.

Teo Drainage Lift

The “Teo Drainage” lift provides egress from new terrain outside the existing SUP. Conceptually designed as a fixed-grip chairlift with a slope length of almost 6,000 feet, a carrying capacity of 1,200 people per hour (pph), and a total vertical rise of approximately 1,628 feet. This lift may utilize a conveyor system to increase rope speed and shorten the length of ride. The Teo Drainage lift provides access to new Intermediate and Advanced terrain that has a distinctive backcountry feel that appeals to CBMR’s discerning guests and Brand. Several trails are conceptually planned with the longest being over 1.22 miles in length.

Teocalli Lift

This lift will be upgraded to a detachable lift or fixed-grip quad chairlift at a higher hourly capacity. The lift will be realigned to better serve the terrain and improve circulation, the top terminal is relocated near the Red Lady lift and the bottom terminal will be extended approximately 2,100 feet to provide for three additional developed trails.

Figure 3.0: Slope Analysis

Figure 3.1: Aspect Analysis

Figure 6.0: Upgrade Plan
 

Terrain Improvements

Planned upgrades in the conceptual Master Development Plan to be submitted to the US Forest Service include Terrain Improvements.

CBMR plans to add 14 new trails and 4 previously approved trails for 133 new acres of developed terrain. At build-out, CBMR will have 101 trails at 771 acres, which is a 21% increase in developed ski acreage.

The upgrading plan also adds 300+ acres of undeveloped terrain in the Teo 2 Bowl, Teo Park and Teo Drainage ranging from Intermediate to Expert ability levels. CBMR currently has 542 acres in the Extreme Limits area and 367 acres of gladed skiing, with new lift access CBMR would see a 33% increase in undeveloped terrain. CBMR is planning a 440 acre expansion of the current Special Use Permit (SUP) boundary to accommodate development into the Teo Drainage.

Snodgrass Mountain would be studied and tested for potential low-impact backcountry or Powder Cat skiing, offering an additional experience for resort guests.

Figure 3.0: Slope Analysis

Figure 3.1: Aspect Analysis

Figure 6.0: Upgrade Plan

Guest Services

Planned upgrades in the conceptual Master Development Plan to be submitted to the US Forest Service include Guest Services.

A 500 square foot addition to Uley’s Cabin for back-of-house storage and kitchen facilities.

Continue the renovation and energy efficiency upgrades to the existing Paradise Warming House.

Potential new restaurants at the top of Red Lady (NFS Land) and Gold Link (Private Land) lifts.

Upgrade or renovate Butte 66 restaurant (Private Land) New restaurant or cafeteria at the Base Area (Private Land) New Ski Patrol and Warming House facility at the top of the North Face/Teo Park lift. 

Figure 6.0: Upgrade Plan

Snowmaking

Planned upgrades in the conceptual Master Development Plan to be submitted to the US Forest Service include Snowmaking.

50 acres of new snowmaking was approved in 2008, contingent on CBMR building a three-million gallon storage pond.

CBMR plans to use a 31.1 acre credit of previously accounted snowmaking acres to improve existing and planned trails. At build-out, snowmaking would expand from 297 acres to 378 acres.

Figure 6.1: Snowmaking Upgrades

Summer Recreation

Planned upgrades in the conceptual Master Development Plan to be submitted to the US Forest Service include Summer Recreation.

An additional 20 miles of biking trails are planned for the Main Mountain and will utilize the operating Red Lady and Silver Queen lifts.

Five miles of new hiking trails are also planned on the Main Mountain.

Another 12 miles of biking/hiking/riding trails are planned for Snodgrass Mountain.

Figure 6.2: Proposed Alternate Winter & Summer Activities