today is Oct 06, 2022

Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming is undergoing some major changes this offseason, as the top of Peaked Mountain will be lift-serviced for the first time. The Colter Lift is a Doppelmayr D-Line high-speed six-pack chairlift that will carry two thousand people per hour. The just over five-minute ride time will have a vertical drop of 1,815 feet. Another perk of the new lift is that all the chairs can be stored at night in a maintenance bay, eliminating the risk of rime ice.

So far this summer, Grand Targhee has given a couple of updates on the project. On June 3rd, they showed that the parts to the lift had arrived. Yesterday, they showed the progress on the foundation of the top terminal. Unfortunately, the gain of this new lift means the closure of their cat skiing operations, which have been a part of Grand Targhee’s culture since 1989. The Colter lift is expected to open during the 2022-23 season.

It all starts with the foundation.

Construction on the Colter Lift continues with the pouring of the foundation for the top terminal. While summer is in full swing, we can’t stop thinking about the new terrain set to open on Peaked Mountain this winter. #colterlift

— Grand Targhee Resort (@grandtarghee) June 29, 2022

The Colter Lift has arrived! #tower2

We cannot wait for next winter when the Colter Lift is set to open up a whole new world on Peaked Mountain. Over the course of the summer we will keep you up to date on the construction of the new six pack.

— Grand Targhee Resort (@grandtarghee) June 7, 2022

Image Credits: Grand Targhee Resort