In late December, US ski area Big Ski Resort in Montana announced the upgrade of the Six Shooter ski lift to the world's longest 8-person chair lift. The current six-shooter from 2008 will be retired after this winter, and a modern 8-seater variant with a weather hood and seat heating will take its place.
World's longest 8 seater chair
The new 8-person chairlift will be the second for many and the third for Big Sky Resort. State-of-the-art D-Line from Doppelmeyer. The new name is yet to be announced, but there are rumors of 'Eight Shooting' and 'North Side 8'. The route of the new lift will be 2652 meters long. This means that Big Sky Resort will soon have the world's longest 8-seater chairlift. At the moment, that title is still in favor of Space Jet 3 FlachauIt is 2156 meters long.
Rescheduled for winter season 2024/2025
The 2023/2024 ski season has just started and the first innovations for next winter have already been announced. You may have read recently that there are plans to replace the 12er Nordbahn in Saalbach Hinterglemm. The new 8-person chairlift at Big Sky Resort will be ready for use before the start of the 2024/2025 winter season.
The new lift at Big Sky Resort is a big improvement for winter sports enthusiasts. Capacity almost doubles to 2745 people per hour. Also, at 6 meters per second, skiers and boarders reach the top almost 30% faster. In addition, the new elevator weather cover and seat heating.
Winter sports at Big Sky Resort
Big Ski Resort is one of the largest ski areas in the United States and North America. You can ski on almost 6,000 acres, which has about 250 km of slopes. The ski area is very snowy and the ski season usually runs from late November to late April.
World's Longest Gondola
In addition to the world's longest 8-seater chairlift, there is also the world's longest gondola. It is in Serbia. You can read more about it in the article below.
“Coffee fanatic. Friendly zombie aficionado. Devoted pop culture practitioner. Evil travel advocate. Typical organizer.”