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Canada’s First 8 Seat Chairlift Heading to Ontario

Ontario’s Mount St. Louis Moonstone says it will install Canada’s first 8 seat chairlift this coming summer, built by Doppelmayr Canada, and will feature the company’s Direct Drive technology for maximum comfort, safety and efficiency. The lift will also have the highest uplift capacity of any North American ski lift.

Mount St. Louis Moonstone’s Operations Director Andre Huter says, “The lift will be like no other chairlift in North America with a special L shape drive terminal”. The lift will start from the Moonstone base lodge and travel to the highest elevation.

Although 8-seat chairlifts have been around for some three decades now, the first of this type of lift are still appearing in countries where the kind of uplift capacity they require is rarely required.  The US only saw their first eight-seat chairlift installed in 2018.

Christened The Adventure8, the new high-speed lift will have the highest capacity of any lift in North America, with the ability to move 4250 people per hour. The lift will features heated seats, manual lock child friendly safety bars with footrests and a rise-able loading carpet for young skiers and riders. It will replace the resort’s existing Adventure Express lift.

General Manager Robert Huter says, “My family remains dedicated to providing the finest skiing and snowboarding experience in Ontario. This advancement helps guests spend more time on the slopes and less time waiting in a lift line.”

Mount St. Louis Moonstone is one of the largest family owned and operated ski resorts in Canada. It was founded in 1964 by Austrian Alpine skier Josl Huter. Today, it contains 36 different ski slopes in addition to eight chairlifts and four magic carpets.

  1. J pitgan

    6th March 2023 9:38 am

    Yeah but how will this effect climate change?
    I thought there were predictions that it was to be the end of snow already?

  2. Teresa Gil

    6th March 2023 1:44 pm

    It has been crowded as it is on the slopes.Not a very good idea for a safety reason

    • Dan

      23rd March 2023 5:47 pm

      This puts all the people on the left not on the hill, but you are right there will be more people standing at the top. Maybe they should put stalls at the top that only allow so many skiers on the hill then they’ll be lineups at the top and the bottom ? go figure 🤣

  3. Tyler

    6th March 2023 5:13 pm

    Whistler Blackcomb is upgrading the Fitzsimmons Express. It will go from a 4 to an 8-person chair this summer. Let’s see who has theirs operational (moving riders up the mountain) first.
    The race is on!

  4. Adrien DesRoches

    7th March 2023 4:06 am

    I worked at Mount st Louis Moonstone for several years and the one thing I noticed was that that family always reinvested in the business. 👍

  5. Oscar

    7th March 2023 11:37 am

    Amazing great

  6. johntruly

    7th March 2023 2:11 pm

    Looks great is a very well run resort well deserved have worked with both brother in dirt from head to toe,showing them how its done

  7. John Martin

    7th March 2023 11:51 pm

    Of course it is the gang from MSLM

  8. John Martin

    7th March 2023 11:58 pm

    The Huter family were I believe to have High speed lifts in eastern Canada more than a few years ago

  9. Francis

    8th March 2023 1:46 am

    Great news for the skiers who use MSLM

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