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Bluewood to Install Two New Surface Lifts THIS SUMMER

Installation will be the first major upgrade to lift service since 1986; new lifts will replace existing platter pull


DAYTON – New skiers and snowboarders will have an easier and faster ride at Bluewood next winter. Two new conveyor lifts will replace the comparatively slow platter-pull lift that serves the beginners’ area near the lodge. This is the first major upgrade to lift service since installation of the Triple Nickel chairlift in 1986.

“The conveyor lifts—similar to moving walkways at airports—can transport 1,200 to 1,450 people per hour compared to the current platter pull, which can only handle 350 people per hour,” said Kim Clark, General Manager of Bluewood. “The conveyors will be...

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