Planned upgrades in the conceptual Master Development Plan to be submitted to the US Forest Service include Lift Upgrades and/or Replacements.
Relocated/Realigned Gold Link Lift
The Gold Link Lift was approved in 2008 to be relocated to a new lower area and upgraded to a detachable quad. This will accommodate increased skier traffic when necessary from the Prospect Junction area will provid access to and from the North Village Interconnect lift, when constructed.
Upgraded Red Lady Express
Red Lady Lift is approved to be upgraded to 2,400 pph capacity (the upgraded capacity will be achieved with installation of additional carriers) and to add an undetermined amount of gondola cars that would allow for pedestrian access to the Red Lady Restaurant.
Upgraded Painter Boy Lift
The Painter Boy Lift was approved in 2008 to be upgraded to a detachable quad. This will provide easier loading for beginners and a better overall experience for all guests.
Relocated/Shortened High Lift
The lower terminal of the High Lift (a surface lift) is approved to be relocated to a higher elevation (approximately 400 feet) so that it does not impede skier circulation between Silver Queen and Paradise Bowl via North Star.
Realigned/Upgraded Twister Lift
The Twister Lift is approved to be realigned to allow for access into Paradise Bowl via the Silver Queen Road. Upgrading the lift to a detachable quad is designed to increase use of the underutilized Twister Pod and improve skier distribution and circulation.
Relocated Teocalli Lift
Although the bottom terminal will remain in its current location, the 1998 Decision Notice approved the Teocalli Lift (a fixed-grip double) to be realigned/extended to the west so that its upper terminal is located adjacent to the top terminal of the Red Lady Express and the approved Red Lady Lodge.
Figure 3.0: Slope Analysis
Figure 3.1: Aspect Analysis