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5 High-Speed Ski Lifts to Check Out This Season

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These new high-speed chairlifts shave minutes off those mountain rides—which means more time going down than up.

Resort: Mount Snow, Vermont
New Lift: Bluebird Express
Vertical Feet: 1,608
Duration: 7 minutes
Time Savings: 7 minutes

Resort: Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel, Austria
New Lift: Resterhöhe
Vertical Feet: 1,657
Duration: 5:45 minutes
Time Savings: 8 minutes

Resort: Buttermilk, Colorado
New Lift: Tiehack Express
Vertical Feet: 1,660
Duration: 6:54 minutes
Time Savings: 11:06 minutes

Resort: Verbier, Switzerland
New Lift: Mayentzet–Tête des Ruinettes
Vertical Feet: 1,708
Duration: 5:29 minutes
Time Savings: 6:06 minutes

Resort: La Plagne, France
New Lift: Verdons Sud
Vertical Feet: 2,133
Duration: 5:07 minutes
Time Savings: 7 minutes

Illustration by Gillian Blease

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