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05 August 2011 12:29
Skiers at a resort in Vermont will be able to use new six-seater chair lift
The ski resort of Mount Snow in Vermont has decided to name its new state-of-the-art bubble chair lift Bluebird Express.
According to the resort's managers, the high-speed detachable chair lift with a seating capacity of six is the first of its kind in the US.
Skiers and snowboarders who head off to Mount Snow with their
sports travel insurance will be protected from the elements the same as if they were travelling in a gondola cabin, said officials.
But the Bluebird Express will offer guests the additional "convenience and comfort of being able to keep their skis and boards on their feet", said the resort's marketing and events director Vinnie Lewis.
The name Bluebird was chosen for the distinct blue bubbles on the new chairs and the term for the bright, cloudless winter day which is considered perfect for skiing.
It was announced at the Mount Snow Valley Blueberry Festival Parade at the weekend, with the resort saying it wanted the supportive local community to "have the privilege of learning the name of our new lift before anyone else".
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