Ski Apache to open with 3 new chair lifts
Posted at: 09/05/2012 12:43 PM
By: Tracy Dingmann, KOB.com
MESCALERO, N.M. (AP) - Ski Apache at the Lincoln National Forest will open with three new chairlifts.
KTSM-TV reports that the lifts are part of $15 million in improvements by the Mescalero Apache Tribe and should be ready to go by Thanksgiving Day when ski season is anticipated to open.
The tribe says a new eight-passenger Doppelmayr Gondola will climb 1,646 feet to the mountain peak in just eight minutes, about twice as fast as its predecessor.
President of the Mescalero Apache Tribe Frederick Chino Sr. said the tribe was happy to invest in an area still feeling the effects of the Little Bear Fire.
Ski Apache is located in Mescalero, N.M., 85 miles southwest of Roswell.
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