The financial impact of a lift replacement doesn’t have to create overwhelming cash flow burden on your resort. Skytrac will create a custom, time-phased solution for your resort to upgrade your lift that matches your cash flow time frame.

Skytrac has created a program that steers away from complete installation to a phased lift replacement approach. We begin by prioritizing your lift’s highest risk issues and finish up with the minor necessary upgrades. Though experienced lifts differ in required work, we use an example of three phases. The phases are controlled by the resort’s decisions and cash-flow availability. When the phase periods are complete, your resort will have a significantly upgraded and reliable lift.

Phase 1

Year 1: Replace the drive tension terminal.

See resort reference: Alpine Valley and Keystone Resort, Pack Saddle 2 Lift.

Phase 2

Year 2 or 3: Replace towers and line equipment. Possibly replace chairs depending on the design (if a Riblet, we will replace the chairs).

See resort reference: Monarch Resort, Garfield Lift.

Phase 3

Year 3 to 5: Replace return terminal. Chairs will be replaced if not completed in Phase 2.

See resort reference: Pine Knob Resort, #6 Lift.

Financial Incentives

  1. The resort will have control of the time that the work phases begin if dictated by cash flow.
  2. With the contractual commitment, Skytrac can lock your resort in with pricing at time of signing. If the phases take longer by control of the resort, Skytrac will allow for cost increases only to match the production price index, usually within 2-3% maximum.
  3. Parts and components are sourced and fabricated in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Resort References

Keystone, CO – replaced the bottom tension terminal on a Yan/Riblet lift with a new terminal and a complete new hydraulic tension control system.
Pine Knob, MI – replaced two drive/tension terminals on Riblet chairs #6 & 5. Also replaced one fixed return terminal on chair #6. Remaining equipment was reused.
Monarch, CO – replaced two drive/tension terminals on two experienced Hall lifts, Garfield and Breezeway. Remaining equipment was reused.
Alpine Valley, WI – replaced a drive/tension terminal on a Hall. Remaining equipment was reused.