Big Sky Resort

New Big Sky Resort Chairlift: Fastest six-person chairlift in North America coming soon

New Big Sky Resort chairlift is in the works for the Winter 2021 ski season: the Swift Current 6.

Big Sky Resort has some upgrades coming this winter with their new chairlift. Replacing the Swift Current high-speed quad, this new state-of-the-art chairlift will increase uphill capacity out of the Mountain Village base area by up to 50%. A gearless drive makes for whisper-quiet operations, also significantly improving energy efficiency. On the hill, the new 90-degree unload will exit skiers toward the bowl on Jay Walk. Expect a smoother skier flow. This new lift comes equipped with Big Sky Blue weatherproof bubbles, ultrawide heated seats, and individual headrests and footrests. This highly anticipated upgrade will offer unrivaled comfort and speed on the mountain!

What does the new chairlift mean for your mountain experience? Here are some quick facts:

  • Unrivaled speed: 1,200 feet per minute/6 meters per second
  • Up to 50% increase in uphill capacity, consistently transporting 3,000 skiers per hour
  • 24 conical towers
  • 126 chairs
  • Bike carriers for summer mountain biking access
  • Ergonomically-designed, ultrawide heated seats
  • Individual headrests and footrests
  • Weatherproof Big Sky Blue Bubble
  • Automatically unlocking safety bars
  • Adjustable loading carpet

Keep up with the construction of this exciting new chairlift with the timelapse video on the Big Sky Resort website.

If you are looking to be closer to the action of winter sports on Lone Mountain and reap the benefits of the new Big Sky Resort chairlift, here is our available property search function to start the process of finding your dream property here in Big Sky!

Big Sky has so much to offer, and skiing and other winter sports are certainly the main attraction. Big Sky Resort is the hub of some of the best skiing in the country. Check out their website to learn more and stay up to date on the new Big Sky Resort chairlift!

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