JACKSON, Wyo. — The new high-speed Thunder lift at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR), is on its way to completion ahead of the 2022/2023 winter season.

Last week a helicopter was on the mountain to pour footings and deliver buckets of concrete. The towers are set to be installed within the next month, according to JHMR.

The speed of the new lift is 1,000 feet per minute, twice the velocity of the original Thunder, and will cut riders’ time down from just over 7 minutes to 3.6 minutes. The new lift will have a contour load, similar to the Teton lift, as well as a contour unload.

JHMR shared these photos from recent construction activity.

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