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Swift Current 6 Lift – Big Sky, Montana

Swift Current 6 Lift Construction

General Contractor: Jackson Contractor Group

Completion Date: 2021

While the rest of the world eagerly anticipated the reopening of ski resorts throughout the world, during Spring and Summer 2021, the Encore Electric team in Montana was hard at work making sure Big Sky guests could spend more time on the slopes and less time on the lift.

The team recently helped complete the new Swift Current 6 Lift at Big Sky Resort, the fastest six-person chairlift in North America. Not only is it the first D-Line, six-place in North America, but it also travels at 1,200 feet per minute and features heated seats, a weatherproof Big Sky Blue Bubble, and safety features such as an adjustable loading carpet, automatic locking and unlocking safety bars, and speaker systems at each lift tower for emergency communications. Swift Current 6 is the most popular chairlift at Big Sky, quickly moving 3,000 skiers per hour out of the base area.

The new lift is the fifth major Doppelmayr lift infrastructure project at Big Sky in the past five years. Each improvement offers new innovations that help them deliver on the resort’s Big Sky 2025 vision.