The most modern chairlift that’s ever been built in North America is coming to Big Sky Resort in December 2018.
Ramcharger 8, an eight-seat, D-Line chair with ergonomically-shaped, heated seats and a "Big Sky blue" bubble, will transport 3,600 skiers per hour to the top of Andesite Mountain. Boyne Resorts has partnered with the Dopplemayr shop in Wolfurt, Austria to bring this technologically-advanced lift to Big Sky, Montana. Follow our progress via weekly updates and live cams below, to learn more about how this massive undertaking is progressing.
September 17, 2018
Concrete is being poured for the Ramcharger 8 lift towers. Progress has been made on the chair barn.
September 14, 2018
Ramcharger 8's chair barn is coming along nicely.
August 22, 2018
We've received our tower bases and sheave assemblies. These were originally assembled in the Doppelmayr shop in Wolfurt, Austria, then shipped and delivered to the waiting yard at Big Sky Resort.
Additionally, more progress has been made on the Ramcharger 8 chair barn with the concrete walls now being poured. This building is roughly 150ft x 50ft and two stories tall. It will safely store the Ramcharger 8 bubble chairs each night.
August 20, 2018
The haul rope for Ramcharger 8 has been produced by Fatzer AG Wire Ropes in Switzerland and is en route to Big Sky Resort. This haul rope measures at 54 millimeters in diameter.
July 24, 2018
Concrete forms have been built to allow our crew to pour concrete for the Ramcharger 8 chair barn at the top of Ramcharger 8.
June 29, 2018
Crews continue their excavation work for the top terminal of Ramcharger 8.
June 15, 2018
The former Ramcharger High Speed Quad's crossarms and lift towers were removed today with the help of a Black Hawk helicopter.
May 22, 2018
A crane assisted in the removal of the bottom terminal of the former Ramcharger High Speed Quad.
Ramcharger Bottom Terminal Removal