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Vermont Resort To Christen $7.5M Barnstormer Heated Ski Lift

The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain in West Dover, Vt., plans to christen its new $7.5M ski lift on Saturday, Dec. 12. Photo Credit: The Hermitage Club/Facebook
The new Barnstormer lift under construction this summer at The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain in West Dover, Vt. Photo Credit: The Hermitage Club

Skiers, get ready, get set, hit the slopes — in the warmth and comfort of a brand-new bubble lift at The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain in West Dover, Vt.

The resort recently unveiled its new $7.5 million Barnstormer, which it says is the only Doppelmayr detachable, six-person lift in the country.

It has a Plexiglas bubble that protects passengers from the elements and heated seats, said Mike Quinn, vice president and general manager of operations.

The club will dedicate the new lift on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 9 a.m. with a ceremony and a trip to the summit for members and guests.

A few fun Barnstormer facts:

  • Time to summit: 5:52
  • Length of lift: 5,236 feet
  • Number of towers: 22
  • Number of chairs: 88

“The Barnstormer lift is the only one of its kind in the United States, and we are excited to be able to offer our members the best,” said , Jim Barnes, Hermitage Club founder and president. “Our members are always able to enjoy the uncrowded, top-notch conditions at The Hermitage Club. Now, their ride to the top will be just as enjoyable as their run back down to the Clubhouse.”

The Hermitage Club, located in the towns of West Dover and Wilmington, is the fastest growing company in Vermont and was recently named for the second year in a row to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States.

For more information about the resort, click here .

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