https://www.facebook.com/skiJFBB/photos/a.231659675445/10159532403660446/?type=3&app=fbl Facebook post
Four doubles come down, two quad lifts go up.
Also see this DCSki story: https://www.dcski.com/articles/1656
At Jack Frost, B and C lift, E and F lift, and now also East 1 and 2 double lifts are being replaced by fixed grip quads.
At Big Boulder, the Edielweiss triple and now also Merry Widow 1 and 2 lifts are being replaced by new fixed grip quads.
Five new lifts across JFBB is a pretty significant investment and cuts the required staff for full operations by four whole lift crews.
it is about staff reduction first. No staff no lifts run. They needed the new lifts.
Half the maintenance, half the lifties, new equipment - it all adds up. There's a reason just about nobody is building new doubles these days.
I'm not super familiar with either resort - are they likely to gain any skiable area by freeing up space or no?