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Home Lifts Swift Current 6: Building North America's Fastest 6-Person Chairlift
Lifts Swift Current 6: Building North America's Fastest 6-Person Chairlift

Swift Current 6

America's Fastest 6-Place Chairlift

Rendering of the new Swift Current 6 lifts and top terminal

Coming Winter 2021, Swift Current 6 is the next step in Big Sky Resort's transformational 2025 Vision


Replacing the Swift Current high-speed quad, this new state-of-the-art chairlift will increase uphill capacity out of the Mountain Village base area by up to 50%. A gearless drive makes for whisper-quiet operations and significantly improves energy efficiency. On the hill, the new 90-degree unload will exit skiers toward the bowl on Jay Walk, creating a smoother skier flow. Equipped with Big Sky Blue weatherproof bubbles, ultrawide heated seats, and individual headrests and footrests, this highly anticipated upgrade will offer unrivaled comfort and speed on the mountain.

Rendering of the new Swift Current 6 chairlift


Fast Facts

  • Unrivaled speed: 1,200 feet per minute/6 meters per second
  • Up to 50% increase in uphill capacity, consistently transporting 3,000 skiers per hour
  • 24 conical towers
  • 126 chairs
  • Bike carriers for summer mountain biking access
  • Ergonomically-designed, ultrawide heated seats
  • Individual headrests and footrests
  • Weatherproof Big Sky Blue Bubble
  • Automatically unlocking safety bars
  • Adjustable loading carpet

Swift Current Construction Timelapse