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Snowbasin Announces Plans for Highly Anticipated New High-Speed Lift

DeMoisy Express, a six-person chairlift is set to debut in the 2023-24 winter season

Huntsville, UT – December 28, 2022 – Snowbasin Resort is thrilled to announce the construction of a new six-person high-speed lift that will enhance the skier experience and provide additional lift capacity in the Strawberry area of the resort. The installation of the new DeMoisy Express is set to take place in advance of the 2023-24 winter season.

DeMoisy Express, aptly named after the historic DeMoisy Peak that it will be nestled beneath, is the highly anticipated addition to the award-winning advanced lift system at Snowbasin. The bottom terminal will be positioned near the existing Strawberry Gondola bottom terminal. The top terminal will drop passengers in a wind-protected area above Dan’s Run. Through this strategic placement, Snowbasin will be able to double the uphill availability of this region, provide multiple options for skiers and riders into the Strawberry area, and allow access to this varied and sought-after terrain more frequently throughout the season. Additional benefits include the creation of new trails, more convenient access to the main base area and additional capacity to relieve congestion in the Strawberry area on busier days.

"To say that both the Snowbasin staff and loyal guests will be excited about this lift announcement may be the understatement of the year,” said Davy Ratchford, Vice President and General Manager of Snowbasin Resort. “DeMoisy Express has been contemplated as part of our future plans for the resort, and we are thrilled to be moving forward on this incredible addition. Not only will this lift provide our guests with more convenient access to some of their favorite areas on the mountain, but it will also increase capacity and allow us to maintain access to the Strawberry area during certain times that can challenge the ongoing operation of the Strawberry gondola. We cannot wait for our guests to experience the benefits of the new DeMoisy Express. This new lift should significantly enhance our beloved locals' skiing and riding experience and allow new guests to experience exceptional terrain easier and faster than ever before."

DeMoisy Express will be Snowbasin's 13th lift and the most recent addition since the new Middle Bowl Express in 2021. As with Middle Bowl, the resort will be working with Leitner POMA of America for the manufacturing and installation of this project. The new chairlift will have the ability to transport 2,400 riders every hour, with bottom-to-top service in approximately ten minutes.

Snowbasin's lifts were ranked No. 2 by SKI Magazine in 2022. The addition of DeMoisy Express is expected to increase the lift system’s notoriety and enhance the overall experience of the resort. To learn more about Snowbasin's advanced lift system or to stay informed with updates on the installation progress for DeMoisy Express, visit



About Snowbasin Resort

Snowbasin Resort grants unmatched access to the highest quality terrain on Utah’s renowned Wasatch Front. Regularly top-rated by Ski Magazine for Accessibility, Snowbasin is located just 45 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport and one hour from Park City. Further recognized for its Service, On-Mountain Food, Lifts, and Grooming, the resort was a featured venue for the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics, hosting several alpine skiing events, including downhill, combined and super-G. Snowbasin prides itself on its loyal community of both local and international riders and skiers, and its status as one of the oldest continuously operating ski resorts in the nation. Snowbasin is part of the Grand America Hotels & Resorts family of hospitality properties.


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