Introducing Kancamagus 8

Aerial shot of Loon Mountain Resort

North America's Most Technologically Advanced Chairlift Comes to the East

Kancamagus 8, or Kanc 8, is an eight-seat D-Line Doppelmayr chair with ergonomically shaped heated seats and tinted bubble. Set to replace the Kancamagus Express Quad, the Kanc 8 will transport 3,500 skiers per hour to the top of some of Loon’s most popular terrain.

This new high-speed, eight-person chairlift will also feature an automatic restraining bar, individual footrests and an adjustable loading carpet for young skiers and riders. The D-Line holds 205 new developments, including 31 innovations and 14 patents, making it the most modern chairlift in the world. Featuring new Doppelmayr Direct Drive (DDD) technology, a gearless drive allows whisper-quiet operation and low maintenance, while increasing energy efficiency. Other notable highlights of the new Kancamagus 8 include:

  • Travel speed of 18 ft. per second, or 1,100 ft. per minute
  • Weather-blocking tinted bubbles
  • Raiseable loading carpet
  • Conical towers
  • Bike haul capability

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Installation has been postponed until spring 2021. We expect to break ground on the new lift in April of 2020. For all project updates be sure to follow along here, sign up for progress reports via email, and follow @loonmtnresort on Instagram and Loon Mountain Resort on Facebook.