It's true. Bridger Bowl is getting two new lifts for the 2013 - 2014 ski season, essentially splitting the Alpine lift into two separate lifts next season. Details here:

Photo courtesy of Bridger Bowl

According to a press release from Bridger Bowl this morning:

Bridger Bowl Board of Directors have approved a $4.1 million dollar multi-lift construction project to be completed in time for the 2013-14 season.  Bridger officials have  decided to replace the current Alpine lift , a 1967 Riblet double chair, with two Skytrac triple chair lifts  with ChairKid loading carpets to better serve the current Alpine and Powder Park (ski run) terrain.  Both of the new lifts will originate just north of the current Alpine Chair.

Increased lift capacity, reliability and comfort to some of Bridger's best intermediate, lower intermediate and beginner terrain is the primary goal.  Both chairs will also have loading carpets as are now found on several other of our lifts.  The New Alpine Lift #1 will terminate below the north end of the North Bowl and serve intermediate terrain such as Powder Park Run, Powder Puff, Powder Hog and Baby Bear.  The New Alpine Lift #2 will terminate at the top of Montagne's Meadow, providing easy access to some of our best beginner, lower intermediate and intermediate  terrain including Montagne's Meadow,  Porcupine Run, Limestone, and Bobcat.

SEE BRIDGER BOWL'S PLAN FOR THE NEW LIFTS HERE!