The Boyce Poma gets a new wire rope as part of the upgrade for this season. Justine Knight comes from a family of wire rope experts (since 1945). He worked on the Boyce lift this week making one long cable into a loop. This is a complicated and critical job - that takes years of training. This 2 minute video just shows an example of one part of the process. Check it out and follow along if you can! The Knight family has spliced and repaired all the cables on all the lifts at Wolf Creek Ski Area. Additional photos of the splice and other projects are available at the Photo & Video page!
Wolf Creek Ski Area is celebrating its 80thanniversary! To celebrate Wolf Creek’s birthday the nostalgic high-speed D. Boyce Poma Lift, which has been put on the back burner with the new lifts being installed the past six years, will get a kick-start to being revived. The high-speed poma was the only lift that went up the Alberta Face until the 1982-1983 season when the Treasure Lift was installed. The D. Boyce Poma has been in operation as a back-up lift for the Treasure Chair and now for the Treasure Stoke. A new wire rope for the platter lift will help bring it back into service for skiers looking to experience a piece of Wolf Creek history. Tower safety circuits will also compliment the upgrades to the lift.
The Ski School Administration and staff have relocated to the new ski instructor locker room and office space in the lower level of the Lynx Adult Learning Center. The move has freed up the original ski school locker room moving the Powder Room project forward. The Powder Room will offer season pass holders the luxury of a private room complete with seasonal RFID ski and snowboard lockers, boot and helmet dryers, restrooms and a few other fun perks. The custom lockers will offer pass holders the opulence of on-mountain storage and exclusive guest benefits.
Wolf Creek is an environmentally friendly ski area and has always been a leader in maintaining sustainable business practices. In addition to being solar powered, having a strong recycling program and using biodegradable hydraulic oils in all heavy equipment, Wolf Creek places an emphasis on keeping our ski area forest healthy. Wolf Creek continuously maintains its logging program, in cooperation with the forest service, to cut and clean dead beetle kill in an affordable manner.