Construction takes place on the base terminal of Haystack's new Barnstormer lift earlier this summer. (photo: The Hermitage Club)

Private Vermont Ski Area Prepares to Debut $7.5M Heated Bubble Chair

Wilmington, VT – Haystack Mountain at The Hermitage Club, a private ski resort near Mount Snow in southern Vermont, is preparing to open a new $7.5 million Doppelmayr heated bubble six-pack.

Construction on the Barnstormer lift has been relentless throughout the summer and the resort is on track to have the new chairlift ready for a scheduled dedication ceremony at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Construction takes place on the base terminal of Haystack's new Barnstormer lift earlier this summer. (photo: The Hermitage Club)
Construction takes place on the base terminal of Haystack’s new Barnstormer lift earlier this summer. (photo: The Hermitage Club)

The new summit lift has 88 covered, heated chairs that pass over 22 towers along its 5,236-foot length. The ride time is less than six minutes, down from more than 15 minutes on the old fixed-grip triple that it replaces.

The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain is a 1,400-acre private enclave that provides members four seasons of private mountain activities and luxury accommodations. Its members ski corduroy all day long, tee off when they like, and hike and mountain bike in peace on their private mountain.

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