Test time for new ski lift


Novice skiers and riders will get an extra helping hand on Coronet Peak this winter.

Brand new quad chairlift the Meadow Express, which will be able to move around 2000 passengers per hour, has almost been completed.

Ski area manager Hamish McCrostie says load testing starts next week.

“We’re now just finishing final alignment adjustments and completing installation of the loading carpet before putting the chairs on line.”

The lift sports automated safety bars, a “kid stop” mechanism so very young skiers don’t slip underneath the bar and an automatic loading carpet.