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With opening day slated for November 18th, a new high-speed 6-person chair will replace the existing mid-mountain 4-person chair and is designed to reduce wait times at one of the mountain’s most popular lifts. This upgrade will increase uphill capacity by nearly 50%. The new Comstock lift will be the third lift to have this alignment at Northstar.

The first chairlift of this alignment was named the “C – Lift,” a Riblet double chair installed in 1972. It was replaced 17 years later in 1989 by a Doppelmayr high-speed detachable quad, now widely known by guests as Comstock Express.

This summer, Northstar replaced its 33-year-old workhorse with a new Doppelmayr high-speed six-pack chair. It will be welcome news for skiers and snowboarders. The new lift will increase the flow of guests through the hub of the mountain and up to the summit, where skiers and riders can access all the zones on the mountain.

With the remaining 80 original chairs, there was a public auction held that benefited the EpicPromise Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides grants for unplanned emergencies and educational scholarships to Vail Resorts employees, their families, and their communities.

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