The Mountain

Lifts

We have installed eight new lifts over the last nine years. The first three new lifts opened up 30 new runs on the Eastern side of the mountain. The third new chairlift opened up 20 more new runs to the West The following year, we installed the longest high speed chairlift in the Midwest, the “Comet Express”. This high speed, six-place chairlift is located right in the center of our 75 runs and offers access to more than one-third of our terrain.

We installed a dedicated beginner’s chairlift and last year we have added two Wonder Carpet lifts, a specialized conveyor belt tailored to meet the unique needs of learning skiers and boarders. The Wonder Carpet lift is especially great for children just learning to ski or snowboard.

This year we have added a new high speed quad lift named Dasher on the west side of the mountain replacing the Donner lift.

Today, Granite Peak has the most modern and convenient lift system in the Midwest. Granite Peak will continue to set the standard for advanced and customer-friendly lifts in Mid-America.

New lifts planned over the next few years include:

  • Additional high speed chair lifts serving our superb intermediate terrain that will be even longer