Sun Mountain Express Goes Through Major Upgrade
The Sun Mountain Express Quad has been an integral part of the operations at Bromley, servicing the summit for almost 25 years. This lift, built in 1997, was due for an upgrade and management decided it was time to invest in its future.
The lift went through a $1 Million full systems modernization during the offseason. This means a lot of things, but here are the main things to know:
- New drive + control systems on both stations
- Doppelmayr’s most advanced, state-of-the-art safety system
- New fiber-optic communications line
- New power source at the summit
- 22 inch HD touch screen control computers inside both stations
- New hydraulic braking unit and tensioning system
In other words, the lift has a new heartbeat. The exterior of the lift will look the same, and guests will not be able to see any noticeable differences. Reliability will be strengthened, with future upgrades and add-ons much easier to come by with the new system. So, while you may not be able to see a difference in the lift with the naked eye, we hope to provide skiers and riders with a better, more consistent guest experience.
Doppelmayr USA, the original builder of the lift, was contracted to complete the upgrade with the help of the Bromley Lift Maintenance team. The project was completed in early October.
The Sun Mountain Express Quad has an uphill capacity of 1,800 people per hour and moves at a speed of 1,000 feet per minute. It is a base to summit lift, located in the main base area of Bromley Mountain. The lift covers over 1,300 vertical feet.