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History: New area lifts

Workmen install the bullwheel on Lift 7 at Snowmass in the summer of 1969.
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In an article from The Aspen Times on Feb. 5, 1970, it was announced that “the new Snowmass lifts and the new trails would open up about two-thirds as much new skiing terrain as is now available around the seven existing lifts. Numbered 8 and 9 (Alpine Springs and Couloir-Sheer Bliss), the two new lifts will be located between lift No. 7 (Funnel), new in 1969, and the West Village complex of lifts, one through four. … Also planned for construction in 1970, Miss Oneigan stated, is a new restaurant near the top of the recently completed Number 7 lift (which later became Cafe Suzanne). … During the same construction period a T-bar is to be erected above the Big Burn lift.”

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