March 4, 2024

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The Barker 6 brings 3,250 skiers per hour to the summit of Barker Mountain in simply over four-and-a-half minutes.

The Barker 6 at Sunday River in Newry, Maine. Sunday River

Skiers and riders boarded a brand new state-of-the-art, six-person chairlift for the primary time at Sunday River in Newry, Maine on Saturday.


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The Barker 6, billed by Sunday River as “one of the vital superior and quickest 6-person chairlifts in North America,” is a Doppelmayr D-Line design that includes ergonomic heated seats, an computerized security bar, and weather-blocking bubbles made within the resort’s signature Sunday River Pink. The elevate changed the Barker quad.

“Over 60 years in the past we began snowboarding and using out of the Barker basin,” mentioned Brian Heon, common supervisor of Sunday River, in a video posted on-line. “And because the Barker story continues, we’re excited to welcome you again to expertise Barker 6.”

The Barker 6 brings 3,250 skiers per hour to the summit of Barker Mountain in 4.68 minutes, based on Sunday River. The elevate providers terrain from White Cap to North Peak.

“Matching the caliber of sister resort Massive Sky, Sunday River would be the solely different resort in North America with two ultra-modern Doppelmayr D-Line lifts,” based on Sunday River.

Final yr, the resort launched the Jordan 8, billed as North America’s quickest eight-person elevate, which providers terrain on the Oz and Jordan Bowl peaks.

Skiers on the Barker 6 are handled to inspiring quotes from Plato, Deepak Chopra, and others on the bottom of the brand new chairs.

There’s additionally a quote by Maine native Donny Pelletier, the Moxie-drinking, whoopie pie-eating alter ego of Olympic skier Troy Murphy.

Pelletier, who Powder journal calls “a goofy character performed by an truly gifted skier,” was just lately featured within the Warren Miller film “All Time” and emceed the Barker 6 opening ceremony at Sunday River over the weekend.

In an Instagram reel posted on Friday, Pelletier stood beside the elevate and browse his quote, saying, “This one’s fairly deep, what I imply, it’s from one of many best philosophers of the trendy period — yours really. And it says, ‘Level ’em downhill, bub.’ Easy as that.”

The brand new elevate is a part of the resort’s Sunday River 2030 plan.