Seven Springs Mountain Resort to Install New Chairlift
New Quad Lift Coming November 2021
Seven Springs proudly announces the installation of a new chairlift for the 21-22 season!
This state-of-the-art Doppelmayr Alpen Star fixed grip quad chairlift will replace the existing, venerable Avalanche lift.
“Our new Doppelmayr chairlift will greatly improve our guest experience on the front face of the mountain allowing for many more runs each day,” said Joel Rerko, Seven Springs Director of Mountain Operations. “Travel time will now be only 4 Minutes, and 21 Seconds to the top; less time on the lift and shorter lift lines equal more time on the snow! We continue to be committed to our season passholders, homeowners and growing the sport as a whole. After coming off an incredible winter, we cannot wait to unveil it this coming ski season!”
The New Avalanche Lift will increase uphill capacity from 1800 to 2400 people per hour and will unload closer to the top of Tyrol Chairlift, allowing for better access to Stowe Slope and Trail. (No more plodding across the top to get back to the lodge!) It will feature 7 towers, 88 chairs and a 200 horsepower electric motor. The lift will be 1,956 feet in length from loading station to unloading station and will cover 492 vertical feet.
The new lift will greatly enhance the experience and capacity for the youth and Racing Programs that are based at Seven Springs, and also the many youth and racing programs that visit the mountain each season.
“WPRC is grateful to call Seven Springs home,” said Jim DiBiase, The Western Pennsylvania Race Club Program Director. “It is always comforting knowing that we are working together with an organization whose goals align with ours. We are very excited to see Seven Springs continue to support the next generation of skiers and their continued commitment to invest in the area we all call home.”
Bid farewell to our loyal friend Avalanche, Seven Springs and partner Doppelmayr began to dismantle the old lift this month. The NEW lift is scheduled to be completed prior to the 2021/2022 ski season!
This is yet another way Seven Springs is holding true to their commitment to its season passholders and to the sport we all love. After an incredible winter that included some turns in April, Seven Springs cannot wait to unveil it this coming season!
Season Passholders and Homeowners will not want to miss their new ride for next Winter, coming this November!
New Lift Construction
New Lift Construction
What Else is New This Winter
On Mountain Improvements
In addition to the new Avalanche Chairlift, here are more improvements taking place on the mountain for this winter!
- New Snowmaking on Avalanche Slope
- New Haul Rope added to the Polar Bear Chairlift
- 30 New HKD Snowmaking Towers
Rental Equipment and Equipment Maintenance
The Rental Center has added the following new equipment to its fleet!
- Rossignol Terrain RTL Ride to Learn Kids’ Skis
- More than 150 new Rossignol Experience 76’s Adult Skis
- 190 Flash IRS Ski Boots
- 500 Rossignol Impacts Helmets
- Burton LTR “Learn to Ride” Snowboards
- 160 Burton Progression Boots
Our friends at Willi’s Ski Shop also offer a new maintenance service this season! The Montana Challenge robotic tuning machine improves the art of customized tuning services. Providing automated stone grinding, base beveling as well as radial tuning for skis and snowboards!
Conference Center Renovation
Renovation is complete in our Conference Center, with new designs and layouts to many rooms. Rooms now feature state of the art A/V Equipment, airlock walls in our Seasons Rooms, new carpeting, lighting and more throughout our 77,000 square feet of indoor meeting space!
Food & Beverage
Chef Steven Rechtorik has joined our team as our new Executive Chef after the retirement of Chef Sandro Marcato. Chef Steve, a Pittsburgh native, is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University and has honed his culinary skills in kitchens across the country including, PGA National Resort and Ritz Carton Palm Beach and 14 years in Pittsburgh. Chef Steve has been recognized with several awards and designations including 2021 “You Make a Difference Award” Pittsburgh Community Liver Alliance, Finalist – The 5th Annual Bacardi Recipe Classic, Denver Co., Bronze Medal Winner – Midwest Region “Best Young Commis Rotisseur” Competition of Le Chaine des Rotisseurs and Pittsburgh Community Liver Alliance, “Star Chef Gala” Volunteer Culinary Co-Chair since 2014.
Helen’s Restaurant has also been recognized for the ninth year in a row with the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.