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July 22, 2007

Brian Head Expansion Updates

Brian Head has new updates on the Interconnect Project complete with pictures:

After years of careful planning, the resort is poised for dramatic expansion...

This summer Brian Head Resort is installing a new interconnect lift and ski trail system that will join the two mountains. Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities will now be able to enjoy both mountains by skiing/riding instead of driving. The Interconnect System consists of two new lifts and a ski-over bridge. Chair Lift #1 will cross over State Highway 143 to Navajo Mountain replacing the historic Chair Lift #1 that was removed from service in 1993. A new second chair lift, Lift #8 will start near the bottom of the new Lift #1, and will transport skiers to mid-mountain of Giant Steps. Skiers will cross over Highway 143 via the skier bridge under Chair Lift #1. The Interconnect System will expand the Resort’s existing trail capacity by nearly 35% and will allow skiers and snowboarders to circulate freely between Navajo and Giant Steps Mountains. The Interconnect System will also dramatically increase accessibility by creating expanded lift access to the entire Resort.

The entire interconnect project, including expanded snowmaking on many of the new runs, is on schedule to be completed by the start of the 2007/2008 ski season.

Interconnect Bridge and New Runs

I was at the resort two weeks ago and dirt is moving. Not sure about schedules and so forth, but my concern would be the bridge more than anything.

This is going to create a lot more green and blue terrain, which BH is not in need of. They need more steeps. And some more trees to cut down on the wind. In a perfect world, there would be no such thing as a bark beetle and Brian Head would have 3000 ft of lift served vertical. But I will take what I can get and this should create some new buzz for the resort.

Posted by Justin at July 22, 2007 09:16 PM

Comments

Hey, found your blog, keep writing! I do some skiing here in the east, actually built a rope tow. Stop by my site sometime. think snow!

Posted by: Travis Roberts at July 23, 2007 09:30 PM

Justin,

It is good to see this all becoming real. I am glad that you think skiing all summer too.

Jon

Posted by: Steamboat at August 2, 2007 11:19 AM