The New Freedom Superchair on Peak 7

Now in our last month of summer, ski season buzz is inevitably on the way. It’s been 8 years since Breckenridge Ski Resort unveiled something new on the mountain, so the new Peak 7 chair is highly anticipated, especially by those who love skiing and riding Peaks 6 and 7. With the postponement of construction now behind us, the new chair is set to debut for the 2021-2022 ski season. Last month, Breckenridge Ski Resort announced the new lift will be named the Freedom SuperChair. “Freedom and Independence. Two words that go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly…” With pandemic restrictions lifted and the feeling we all get gliding downhill on the snow, we can’t think of a more fitting name.

The new Freedom SuperChair will be a high-speed quad lift that will serve three main purposes:
• Reduce congestion at the base of Peak 7 and shorten wait times at the Independence SuperChair.
• Ease the traverse from Peaks 6 and 7 over to Peak 8. A new trail is not being built, so this traverse will still be via Lower Forget-Me-Not to the T-Bar.
• Reduce traffic in the bottleneck portion of lower Monte Cristo.

The base of the Freedom SuperChair will sit below the Zendo Chair which is primarily a connection lift to Peak 6. The Freedom lift will take skiers a bit higher on Peak 7 to just above the Pioneer Crossing Restaurant where the Independence SuperChair unloads.
When Breckenridge Ski Resort first proposed the new lift in 2019, both the US Forest Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife had to give their stamps of approval. The environmental impact was analyzed and determined to be minimal because it is not near the wetlands of the Cucumber Gulch and will be in an area already highly trafficked by humans. Trails will remain as is.

The opening of the new Freedom SuperChair coincides with the Breckenridge Ski Resort 60th anniversary. The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance will celebrate with a new exhibit entitled “60 years of Breckenridge Ski Resort History in 60 Objects.” The exhibit will open in December and will commemorate snowmaking and maintenance, events held at the resort over the past 60 years, the whimsical fun of the skiing culture, and the Bergenhof (the original building at the base of Peak 8, demolished in 2013 to make way for new development). The location of the exhibit is still to be determined. 

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