Agassiz Lift Update 1/23

Dear Snowbowl guests and family,
 
We continue to investigate the mechanical issue that closed Agassiz Lift last Saturday, January 18 (read: An Update On Agassiz Lift) and as of today, January 23, we do not have a scheduled opening date for the lift. Earlier this week we said we anticipated the closure would not last more than a week or two and we can say – with confidence – it will not open this weekend, although we remain cautiously optimistic that the fix can be made within two weeks. Please know that we’re doing everything we can to get it up and running again soon.
 
We’ve heard rumors about what caused the mechanical malfunction last week, including a fire. Let me be the first to clarify: this is incorrect. This problem is a unique one – our triple chairlift is just one of three like it in the world, and we have engineers, lift manufacturers and our own professional team of lift mechanics working hard to repair it.
 
We’ve had guests ask questions about chairlift safety: every year, our team completes required maintenance on all of our lifts and an outside company facilitates a thorough inspection prior to opening to ensure our lift operates at the highest standard. Riding a chair lift remains one of the safest forms of transportation available.
 
As we all eagerly await for the lift’s opening date, please know this: Our priority is our guest and employee safety, and we will not operate the lift until the mechanical issue has been resolved. 
 
Thank you again for your patience. We will continue to keep you updated through this blog and our snow report.
 
Respectfully,
 
Rob Linde, General Manager