Building Swift Current 6
Swift Current Quad Top Terminal Removal
Work has begun removing the top terminal of the Swift Current high speed quad, and progress continues on the chair barn for the new lift. The updated location of the top terminal for Swift Current 6 allows these projects to move forward simultaneously.
Upper Terminal Chair Barn Structure
Construction on the upper terminal of the new lift has resumed with the steel laid for the chair barn structure. Our team is currently working around the weather and snow that comes with Montana springtime. Plowing the road to get equipment to the top terminal site becomes an additional layer of planning on top of what can be managed with snow still on the ground.
Upper Terminal Foundation
Due to uncertainty with the specialized supply chain involved in building Swift Current 6, COVID-19 lead us to postpone the construction of the new lift. Our team was not idle, however, taking advantage of an additional summer to ensure Swift Current 6 will be spinning for opening day of Winter 2021-22. The foundation of the new top terminal was poured, which was a huge accomplishment to be able to achieve ahead of a typically tight timeline for chairlift construction.
The foundation for the Swift Current chair barn was also poured last summer. The chair barn will house all 126 chairs every night, protecting them from weather and giving them a longer lifespan over the years. Chairs are automatically stored at night and reloaded onto the cable in the morning.