At 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, the first eight-seat chairlift in North America will officially open at Big Sky Resort.

Ramcharger 8 features eight heated seats inside of a weather-proof shell and is being touted as the most technologically advanced chairlift in the world.

The resort estimates that roughly 3,200 skiers per hour will be able to head up Andesite Mountain while using the lift.

For ski conditions 24 hours a day visit the links below:

Bridger Bowl located at 15795 Bridger Canyon Road, Bozeman

Big Sky Resort located at 50 Big Sky Resort Road, Big Sky

Blacktail Mountain located at 3990 Blacktail Rd, Lakeside

Red Lodge Mountain located at 305 Ski Run Rd, Red Lodge

Maverick Mountain located at 1600 Maverick Mountain Rd, Polaris

Montana Snowbowl located at 1700 Snow Bowl Rd, Missoula

Lost Trail Powder Mountain located at 9485 US-93, Sula

Discovery Ski Area located at 180 Discovery Basin Rd, Anaconda

Montana Snowbowl located at 1700 Snow Bowl Rd, Missoula

Showdown Montana located at 2850 US-89, Neihart

Turner Mountain located at Pipe Creek Rd, Libby

Whitefish Mountain located at 1015 Glades Dr, Whitefish

Jackson Hole located at 3395 Cody Ln, Teton Village in Wyoming


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