Charlotte Pass announce a new chairlift for the 2021 season

Charlotte Pass Snow Resort has today signed a contract with Doppelmayr Australia for the purchase and installation of a chairlift to Mt Guthrie at Charlotte Pass.

The fixed grip double chair will be approximately 560 metres long and will replace the existing Guthrie High Speed Poma, increasing lifting capacity to this area of the resort by more than 100%.

“This chairlift represents an investment of close to three million dollars by the Blyton Group and is another key component of our 10-year Masterplan which is currently underway” said Kevin Blyton, Chairman of Charlotte Pass Snow Resort.

“I am very pleased that the contract has gone to a local Snowy Mountains company, just like us.”

Charlotte Pass has had lifts in the Mt Guthrie area of the resort for close on 60 years. The new lift has the potential to open up some more terrain access when the boulder field is snow covered. It will also allow longer access as it will open earlier and close later than the current Poma as it won’t require as much snow at the bottom.

 “I’m pleased that Doppelmayr has been awarded the contract and look forward to working with the Charlotte Pass team to install this chair at Australia’s highest snow resort” said Shaun Turner, General Manager of Doppelmayr Australia. 

Work will now commence on the relevant regulatory approvals, with the lift anticipated to be operational for the 2022 snow season.

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