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Montana ski area plans construction of 2 more chairlifts

August 22, 2019

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana ski area plans to build two additional chairlifts in the next few years.

The Independent Record reported Wednesday that Great Divide Ski Area has announced plans to start work next summer on the Summit Shuttle chairlift.

Owner Kevin Taylor says the new lift will mostly run parallel to a current chairlift.

He says the lift aims to increase capacity on the slopes and allow trips to the summit to continue if the other lift has mechanical problems.

Taylor says they also plan to open the Tall Timbers Chairlift in 2022, providing access to expert slopes on the area’s southeastern edge.

Great Divide Ski Area is about 22 miles (35 kilometers) northwest of Helena.

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Information from: Independent Record, http://www.helenair.com

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