February Update

Kanc 8 update

Over the past 10 months’ work behind the scenes on the Kancamagus 8 has been all systems go. Impacts of the pandemic presented early concerns centered around manufacturing and construction, but our team has continued fine tuning details and the anticipation is mounting.

“The past 10 months have been exciting and obviously challenging. This project is the first step in re-envisioning our resort, so we have been putting the extra time in to make sure the result exceeds expectations.  Kanc 8 will be the catalyst of pioneering a new guest experience. There will be more challenges. We have plenty of long days ahead of us, but we have the best team possible to make it happen. We are all itching to break ground and get started.”

Brian Norton, VP of Operations 

Happening now

A major component of the Kancamagus 8 will be the parking structure – where guests will load the lift. Design for the parking structure is almost finalized, as well as the general contractor for its construction. Doppelmayr has nearly finished fabricating the lift components in Austria, and once completed, they will be shipped to Loon in storage containers. There will be A LOT of containers coming this way, 80 to be exact.

Fun Fact: 80 x 40ft Long = 0.6 Miles – That’s over half a mile of containers.

Shipments waiting to leave Austria

During the summer months, the Governor Adams Lodge Base Area will be a hive of activity as we move forward with construction of the lift and parking structure. The pinnacle of comfort, this eight-person chair will be fully heated and boast wide, ergonomic seats all stitched with the Kanc 8 logo.  

Kancamagus 8 Chairlift in Progress

Components are expected to arrive by the end of March, and it will be all hands-on deck as the resort naturally winds down for the end of the 2020/21 season. The Kancamagus Express Quad will take its final spin around the bullwheel this Spring and we hope you’ll be riding it until the end. The day after it closes, work will begin to get ready for its replacement. 

“The Kanc 8 project is a pivotal step in our 10 year plan — Flight Path 2030. The additional months of planning have allowed our team to dive deep into the details and we are all excited for these efforts to become a reality. This is truly an exciting time for Loon.”  

Jay Scambio, President and General Manager  

For now, the excitement builds within the Resort and we eagerly await the arrival of our first shipping containers. Watch this space for more details.  And as always, learn more at LoonFlightPath.com.

26 thoughts on “February Update

  1. Great job Jay. Not skiing anymore but love hearing the news. i’ll be in to visit after the vacation weeks.
    Ann Marie ONeill

  2. Is the land unloading area going to be moved up to south peak tire road so that people can disperse more easily around the mountain?

  3. Great but you should be installing it where the E basin chair is allowing access to the summit n peak and s peak
    The E basin chair is the oldest and by doing that it would take pressure off the gondola
    Just an observation from a loon skier who has been skiing loon since 1975

  4. Great but you should be putting it over by the Adams lodge and replacing the e basin lift it would take pressure off the gondola and get greater access to the whole mountain
    Observation from a loon skier since 1975

    1. I think the current kanc quad is going to be replacing the seven brothers triple to ease out of base lines at the gondola and provide another way to the top via north peak

  5. I feel strongly after being a season pass holder for 37 years that you should connect the new chair to the South mountain connector chair.
    It just doesn’t make sense that you have to take either the north peak chair or the East basin double to go over to South.
    Please give it some thought.
    Thank you,
    Stuart Schneiderman, MD

  6. Hi, Jay
    Thanks for the update. We live across in Africa so love to keep up with what is happening at Loon.With Covid and lockdown we were not able to make our annual vacation to Loon this year but look forward to 2022 and riding the Kanc8amagus for three weeks!
    Great work, God bless and keep healthy.
    Roger

  7. So glad to hear that all of this progress has been made, despite all of the obstacles created by the pandemic. Great job, Loon team, as always. Thank you for your efforts in continuing to improve the guest experience.

  8. I would love to see the present kancquad repurposed as the seven brothers or east basin lift. On another subject a major shout out to all the lifties for being so diligent about enforcing the mask wearing. This year at loon has been way beyond what I thought could be put together for a ski season during a pandemic .

  9. I’m quite sure the Kanc8 lift will be awesome, Faster, Quieter, Heated, but the more skiers/riders on the lift = more skier/rides on the slopes. Rampasture, Lower Picked Rock and Blue Ox are already overcrowded on the weekends. Money better spent replacing East Basin lift and improving and utilizing that terrain.

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