JACKSON, Wyo. — Yesterday, Oct. 10, crews at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) installed lift towers on the new Thunder lift.

A helicopter was used to move the towers from a staging area near the base of the village to the tower locations.

According to JHMR, crews expect to finish installing and load testing the new Thunder lift this month. The speed of the new lift is 1,000 feet per minute, cutting riders’ times from seven minutes to just over three and a half minutes.

Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.