Alta Ski Area To Replace Supreme And Cecret Lift
After closing for the season on April 16, crews at Alta will be proceeding with the preparatory work for the removal of Cecret and Supreme lifts, located in the Albion Basin. A detachable quad will replace the two lifts and will have its base terminal near Alf's Restaurant. The top of the lift will be in the same location as Supreme is now.
“The detachable technology gives us greater control over skiers delivered per hour”, remarks Alta’s General Manager, Onno Wieringa. “At the same time, it gives our skiers a shorter ride time. The detachable lift technology does not necessarily mean that we will be transporting more skiers up the mountain. Our operational teams determine ‘people per hour’ depending on conditions.”
The Cecret was built in 1982 and is a 2pers. Chairlift (fixed-grip), Length: 794 m · Carrying capacity/hour: 1320. Manufacturer: Yan Lifts
In 2001 the Supreme chair was upgraded to a triple. During the 2008–09 season, Alta added a conveyor system at the start point of the Supreme lift that assists skiers in getting on the fixed-triple lift and allows the lift to operate at a faster speed by speeding the loading process.
It will be exciting to open for the 2017-2018 ski season, Alta’s 80th, with a new lift..