What’s New for 2011: Liberty Mountain Resort
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This winter, skiers and snowboarders will have an easier time boarding the Alpine Quad at Liberty Mountain, thanks to the addition of a new loading carpet. The increasingly popular lift upgrade includes a conveyor belt at the bottom of the lift, positioning skiers in the right spot to be swooped up by the chair. First popularized in Europe, the conveyors are now sweeping across North America as resorts discover they simplify the loading process and reduce stops.

Liberty Mountain’s multi-year effort to modernize its snowmaking system continues this year with an additional $1 million investment in automated snowguns. Around 80% of the mountain will now be covered by computerized, energy efficient, state-of-the-art snowmaking. Snowmaking is being upgraded this summer on the Eastwind, Upper Strata, Vertigo, and Blue Streak trails.

New digital signs throughout the resort will provide updates on slope and weather conditions, upcoming events, and special deals.

Liberty Mountain begins the installation of a new conveyor loading system. Photo provided by Liberty Mountain Resort.

Visitors will find renovations in areas such as the Learning Center, the Children’s Learning Center, Guest Services, McKee’s Tavern, and the Eastwind and Nova Room. And the Alpine Patio BBQ will become a permanent addition to the patio area this winter, offering slopeside eats.

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About M. Scott Smith

M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.

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