Powder Seeker

Built over the summer of 2016, Powder Seeker is the most technologically advanced lift in North America. This Doppelmayr lift replaced the Lone Peak Triple fixed-grip lift and took ride times from 10 minutes to 3 minutes. Servicing above treeline terrain in the Bowl area, each of the 31 detachable chairs on the lift include six places for skiers, heated seats, a blue bubble cover, headrests, and footrests.

Quick Facts

  • Powder Seeker's grand opening was December 2, 2016.
  • Powder Seeker is 2,920 feet long with 14 towers and an 823 foot vertical rise.
  • Powder Seeker's top terminal reaches an elevation of 9,812 feet.
  • Powder Seeker's can serve around 1,800 skiers an hour.
  • Powder Seeker's chairs are heated via contact with the top and bottom terminals of the lift.
  • Powder Seeker's chairs are stored in an enclosed garage every night and during the off-season.
  • Powder Seeker uses a a 6.1 meter line gauge and 45 millimeter haul rope.
  • Big Sky Resort documented the construction progress. View the lift construction videos.

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