Marmot Basin leads Canadian ski areas with three new chairlifts in as many years. You can ride:
• The Canadian Rockies Express that debuted in 2009/10 is the region’s longest high-speed quad. Rising from base to the top in 7.5 minutes, skiers can cycle four times and ski 10,000 vertical feet in an hour!
• The new Paradise high-speed quad chair is 71% longer and more accessible than the triple chair it replaced. It goes to the upper area of the mountain in 4.6 minutes at twice the speed of its predecessor.
• The new lower mountain School House triple chair is more comfortable and easier to use than the T-bar it replaced. It services Marmot’s new Learning Area.
These new chairs have big benefits. Lift lines have been virtually eliminated. From the top of the quads skiers enjoy superb views, and access all other lifts plus an amazing variety of green to black terrain.—JN