Falls Creek skiers and snowboarders will reach new heights in 2018 after the state government approved a $9 million upgrade to the resort’s popular Eagle chairlift.
The Leitner-Poma designed chairlift will replace the original Eagle Chair, located in the Village Bowl precinct at Falls Creek. The upgrade will reveal a high-speed, detachable quad (four-person) model that features automatic, self-locking safety bars to provide enhanced security.
The new and improved chairlift will transport even more skiers and provide efficient and safer travel – with a capacity of 2,400 skiers per hour covering a distance of 5.1m per second.
Falls Creek Ski Lifts’ General Manager, Sharon Raguse said construction will begin in November and be completed by May 2018.
“As Victoria’s largest Alpine resort, Falls Creek is delighted to demonstrate our commitment to the local community and the wider Victorian ski industry by delivering this significant investment,” she said.
“Following this year’s successful season, snow lovers now have even more to look forward to in 2018 with a faster, safer and more comfortable chairlift, ensuring even more time can be spent on the slopes.”