MISSION RIDGE NEWS RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: June 3, 2020
CONTACT: Tony Hickok
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Chairlift Replacement Moving Forward
Wenatchee, WA — Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort’s Chair 2 replacement project is well underway and is scheduled to be completed for the start of the 2020/21 season. “This is one of the most exciting projects to take place at Mission Ridge in over a decade,” said General Manager Josh Jorgensen. “It is great to be moving forward and we can’t wait to have it running this winter.” The new chair will replace the old Liberator Express chair in the same alignment but will be a dramatic upgrade for skiers and snowboarders. Guests will load and unload the new high-speed, four-person chair inside covered structures and each chair is equipped with plexiglass covers, or bubbles, to improve comfort during inclement weather.
Removal of the old LiberatorExpress chair is underway and work will continue throughout the summer and fall. During the chair construction process, summer hiking access will be modified, especially in the resort parking lot and around the Midway Lodge that sits at mid-mountain. The Forest Service re-opened public access to developed recreation sites last week and Mission Ridge staff are excited to see people back up on the mountain, but ask that everyone follow designated closures during this process. “We know everyone is excited to get back out on the mountain and to check out the project but we really need everyone to respect area closures and keep dogs on leash,” said Marketing Director Tony Hickok. “Our top priority is keeping everyone safe while we put this new chair in.” Work will be underway seven days a week. For more information visit missionridge.com.