The best get better, part II.

By Bob Winter Oct 16, 2008

Next up Big Cottonwood Canyon.


Brighton Resort has built a new day lodge called the Milly Chalet. The lodge will be situated at the base of the Milly high speed quad.  The new $1.5 million facility is approximately 3,500 square feet and will provide guests a comfortable place to rest when skiing in the Millicent area.


Solitude Mountain Resort has announced $7 million in lift upgrades for the 2008-09 winter season, including two new high-speed chairlifts commencing from each base area – Solitude Village and Moonbeam Center.

Apex Express will replace the existing Apex double lift with a high-speed quad and provide access to the heart of the mountain. Another high-speed quad dubbed Moonbeam Express, will bring Solitude’s total high-speed lift count to three. The new lift will create a faster ride, eliminating a large amount of stops per ride due to passenger loading on a fixed grip lift.

Moonbeam Express will provide guests just learning the sport a much easier loading and unloading experience, hopefully encouraging them to come again and again. Solitude’s goal with terrain and lift improvements, now and into the future, is to create pockets of terrain that are specific to ability levels, which every ability level can appreciate.