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The Remarkables skifield to install double lift enclosure

The Remarkables skifield to install double lift enclosure
March 23, 2017

The Remarkables skifield in Queenstown is set to enclose its double conveyor lift on the learner’s slope with a slinky-style transparent tube.

This double conveyor gallery will be the first of its kind in New Zealand and is currently being shipped from France in two 40 foot containers full of parts.

The clear polycarbonate sheets are a Palsun product with each sheet measuring 6 metres long then wrapped around a Slinky-like frame.

Set to arrive on site in late April, it will be assembled and ready to go by the planned season opening date for The Remarkables on 10th June.

The Remarkables Ski Area Manager, Ross Lawrence, and his maintenance team are looking forward to installing the 123 metre-long clear tube.

Lawrence stated “this is going to really enhance the learner experience because the tube fully encloses the two magic carpet learner conveyors.

“Guests that are travelling up to the top of slope will be sheltered from the weather without missing out on watching some of the fun of learners slipping and sliding down the slope outside.

“Learning to ski or board is fun but it can be challenging too so we just want to make sure it’s as convenient and comfortable as possible, yet still give guests the chance to enjoy everything around them.

“It’s keeping us competitive with the rest of the world. Galleries like this are relatively common in European ski resorts.”

While the product has improved, The Remarkables hasn’t increased the price of many of its passes including the Intro To Snow learner package, which has an earlybird option to upgrade to a season pass for only $100 if purchased by 30th March. The Intro to Snow four-day package can be used across The Remarkables and sister ski field Coronet Peak, also in Queenstown.

Last year, more than 2300 guests took the Intro to Snow lessons across the two mountains.

Image: A large frame gallery at Les Arcs resort in the French Alps.

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