Schweitzer skiers and snowboarders this winter will enjoy an even faster trip up the mountain with the new state-of-the-art Creekside Express chairlift, a high-speed detachable quad that replaces the Musical Chairs fixed grip double. This new lift is poised to elevate the experience for guests of all ages and abilities with the detachable design making it easier for beginner skiers and riders to load and unload. The lift promises quicker access to the mountain from the base area with an increase in capacity to 2,400 riders per hour (double the previous capacity). The design also allows for foot passengers without skis or snowboards to be transported to and from the village, even in the summer. The Creekside Express is the third new lift at Schweitzer in the last five years.
The Creekside Express also marks the completion of the first phase of the new Schweitzer Creek Village project. Designed to reimagine the guest arrival experience for day-guests, Schweitzer Creek Village is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Schweitzer’s history. Subsequent phases of the project will include a new 1,400-space parking lot, a new day lodge, improved access to the mountain, and expanded beginner and intermediate terrain.