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Tuesday, April 12 will be the last time anybody will be able to ride Alta’s Albion lift, which has been in service for 60 years. The classic chair is getting replaced with a high-speed six-pack this summer. | Photo courtesy of Lift Blog

Life is change. Alta knows this. That’s why this summer it’ll be replacing both its Albion and Sunnyside chairlifts with a brand new, high-speed six-seater chairlift.

The Albion lift has been in service for 60 years. Now, at the end of the 2021-22 season, the chair will be running one last time on Tuesday, April 12, before resort crews commence the replacement process. Alta wrote on its website about Albion getting replaced:

“We will be operating the Albion lift one last time for the public on April 12th, 2022 from 10am–2pm. Take twenty 15-20 minutes out of your Tuesday to ride the Albion lift for one final time. Stay tuned for more information on how you can own a piece of Alta history.”

There is speculation that Alta will be auctioning off Albion chairs once it gets taken down, but we have yet to confirm these accounts. 

Albion chair. | Photo courtesy of Lift Blog