Mt. Bachelor opening new 6-chair Skyliner Tuesday

Skyliner 6-pack chairlift test

Mt. Bachelor says its new Skyliner Express 6-pack chairlift will make its debut Tuesday morning.

The resort says the Skyliner Lot will not open until 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Do not try to get in early or attempt to form a line at the gate. 

There will be festivities ahead of the opening:

  • 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.: Free burritos, coffee, hot cocoa, commemorative Skyliner Express giveaways, 50% off Deschutes 6-pack promotion – all while supplies last
  • 8:45 a.m.: Speech by President and GM John Merriman and ceremonial ribbon cutting
  • 8:55 a.m.: First chair, Skyliner Express opens for the season

The resort held a contest over the weekend on its social media channels for people to win a coveted golden ticket to ride the first chair.

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There will be commemorative Skyliner Express long-sleeve shirts available. There is a limited number on a first-come, first-serve basis. Skyliner shirts will also be available for purchase in the Gravity Sports retail shop.
Mt. Bachelor says it will also hand out other Skyliner Express swag for those waiting in line. 

Quick facts about Skyliner from Mt. Bachelor

  • Lift Type: Doppelmayr 6-CLD UNIG lift. A 6-pack high speed detachable lift 
  • The original lift was built in 1989 and is a Doppelmayr High speed quad
  • A 6-pack increases uphill capacity and the weight of the chairs improves the ability for the chair to run in windy conditions
  • Old Skyliner uphill capacity: 2400/hr  
  • New Skyliner uphill capacity: 3000/hr 

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