Nestled at the base of majestic 12,000-ft Mt. Timpanogos, Utah's Sundance Resort is a 5,000-acre destination resort, committed to maintaining the balance of art, nature and recreation. Ever conscious of it's stewardship to nature, change at Sundance comes slowly and deliberately and a lot of planning went into the placement and construction of a brand new chairlift.
The new lift, called 'Jake's' is named after Jake Eberts, a film producer who had a home at Sundance and was very involved with the Sundance mission, will load at the southeast corner of the upper parking lot and terminate at the top of Maverick. Before the new lift it was necessary to be shuttled down to the base area to access Ray's lift.
"Since the beginning of Sundance in 1969, the balance between preservation and progress has been respectfully considered in every development. We are pleased that the new lift fits within both of these frameworks as it adds access to existing terrain," said Chad Linebaugh, Sundance General Manager. "It is very rare to have such easy access to winter snow sports and we are most excited to offer this amenity to our loyal guests."
There will also be a new ticket booth and expanded snowmaking for the terrain park and nearby runs. A shuttle will continue to run to the base for equipment rental, resort amenities and front mountain access.
Sundance plans to open the lift on the first day of the 2012-13 winter season, which is scheduled for December 7.
Mount Timpanogos from Ray's Lift copyright Mike Doyle