Vail Resorts links two ski resorts with the Quicksilver 8-passenger gondola lift – for an even bigger snow experience.
Photos: Park City Mountain Resort
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Park City and Canyons become the biggest ski resort in the US

Vail Resorts links two ski resorts with the Quicksilver 8-passenger gondola lift – for an even bigger snow experience.

The Quicksilver 8-passenger gondola lift opened in December connects the two existing ski destinations Canyons Resort in Park City and Park City Mountain Resort. This has created the biggest ski resort in the United States. Skiers and snowboarders now have a fast and comfortable means of traveling from one ski resort to the other, giving them even more possibilities to expand their snow experience.

The special feature of the Quicksilver lift is the angled mid station. Three bullwheels were required to achieve this alignment. In addition, the track width widens from   5.2 meters to 6.1 meters.

As well as taking care of the lift planning and installation, Doppelmayr was also responsible for on-site personnel training. Collaboration between Vail Resorts and Doppelmayr stretches back to the 1980s. 

Technical data -8-MGD Quicksilver:

Owner: Vail Resorts
Operator: Park City
Location: Park City, Utah (USA)
Lift type:  Detachable 8-passenger gondola lift (winter operation)
Capacity: up to 1,500 PPH
Inclined length: 2,396 m
Speed: 5.0 m/s
Carriers: 61 CWA 8-Omega LWI cabins

Photos: Park City Mountain Resort
Vail Resorts links two ski resorts with the Quicksilver 8-passenger gondola lift – for an even bigger snow experience.
Photos: Park City Mountain Resort

Statement

Brian Suhadolc, Senior Director of Mountain Operations, Park City.

“The Quicksilver Gondola has made our vision of creating the largest resort in the United States a
possibility by physically linking the two sides of the mountain.

This centerpiece of Park City will allow our guests to experience 7,300 acres of skiing and snowboarding on over 300 trails and explore brand new terrain off Quicksilver's mid station. Doppelmayr’s work on the project is helping us transform our resort into a new mountain experience,” says Brian Suhadolc, Senior  Director of Mountain Operations, Park City. 


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