Cables & Chairs
Building Swift Current 6
Chairs Arrive in Big Sky
The Swift Current 6 chairs have arrived in Big Sky! Equipped with Big Sky Blue Bubbles, each chair is nearly 12 feet wide, 13 feet tall, and weighs one ton. Fun fact, that's about as much as 3 adult grizzly bears.
Arrival of the Haul Rope
The haul rope, the main cable for the chair, has arrived on-site in Big Sky. Weighing in at 123,000 pounds, this 3.2 mile-long steel cable will be placed around the bull wheels and over the sheaves of the towers, then spliced to form a loop. As the rope is spliced, the loop is held together by friction, so there is no welding point to create the continuous loop.
Chairs Begin Manufacturing in Austria
In Wolfurt, Austria, Doppelmayr has begun construction of the Swift Current 6 chairlifts. Equipped with ultra-wide heated seats, automatic unlocking safety bars, and Big Sky Blue weatherproof bubbles, these chairs are a feat of technology in themselves.