Fastest Chairlift In North America Coming To Sunday River


Fastest Chairlift In North America Coming To Sunday River

Sunday River Adding Fastest 8-person Lift In North America In 2022-2023

Sunday River, one of Maine’s premiere ski resorts is getting a face lift. More specifically, they’re getting a new high-speed chairlift. The new Jordan-8 is expected to take liftoff next season in 2022/23, and will be the fastest 8-person ski lift on the continent.

Speed isn’t its only claim to fame though. This state of the art chairlift will also incorporate ergonomic heated seats, and weather-blocking bubbles which will both come as welcome improvements for the harsh winters of Newry, Maine. Watch this video for a closer look at what Sunday River has planned:

Sunday River 2030

The Jordan-8 is just one of many improvement projects being undertake in Maine. Sunday River 2030 is a decade long investment in the resort that also includes expansion of terrain, environmentally conscious snowmaking, lodge upgrades and additions for year long adventure. The new chairlift will be up and running next year for the 2022-2023 season. The old Jordan Express Quad will also be repurposed to replace the existing lift on Barker Mountain the following year in 2023.

The remaining additions may take the rest of the decade, but one thing is for sure, winter will be here much sooner than that. Snowmaking tests at Sunday River kicked off October by giving us a sneak peak at winter earlier this week. So one things for sure, we’ll see you in the future Sunday River!

Sunday River future home to the Fastest Chairlift in North America tests snowmaking week of 10/4/21
Snowmaking Tests Commencing At Sunday River in Newry, Maine (Photo courtesy of Sunday River)

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