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Next sea­son’s hordes of skiers and snow­board­ers at Eldora Moun­tain Re­sort will spend less time sit­ting on lifts and more time on the slopes, cour­tesy of a new, high-speed chair lift cur­rently un­der con­struc­tion. The $5 mil­lion project will be com­pleted in Novem­ber and will bring Boul­der County’s home­town re­sort into the 21st cen­tury, said Eldora gen­eral man­ager Brent Tre­gaskis.

The new lift, named Eldo Ex­press, will ac­com­mo­date up to six pas­sen­gers per chair, re­plac­ing the two- and three-seater fixed Can­non­ball and Chal­lenge chair­lifts. The ride to the top, cov­er­ing 3,289 feet and ris­ing more than 1,000 ver­ti­cal feet, will take a mere 4.5 min­utes — less than half the run-time of 11 min­utes for the old lifts.

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