five-year resort enhancement plan will kick off for winter 2011-12 with
a blizzard of improvements as Mammoth Mountain continues to build on a
reputation as the premier mountain resort in California. Cutting edge
changes in store will provide faster access to the slopes, a completely
transformed culinary experience, a new high-speed quad, enhanced air
service and a snow tube park catering to the whole family.
Mountain is installing a new Doppelmayr high-speed quad chairlift to
replace Chair 5, a fixed-grip 3-seat lift. The new lift, the High-Five
Express, will whisk
2,400 people uphill per hour (600 more people per hour than the old
chair) and will cut ride time in half.
Adding to the #1 network of ski
lifts in North America as ranked by the readers of