Probably the saddest part of this is that it is a $9M investment that adds minimum improvement to the ski area/experience. Essentially it is a $9M repair and maintenance investment to ensure reliability of Eagle and provide a backup to a 30yo Halleys/FEX. It doesn't open up or improve access to ski terrain, the current lift isn't looking for significant capacity improvement in the main and it isn't a 'ski run' lift as much as a ski area access lift.There was an article on Miss Snow it All facebook page today that the Eagle Chair redevelopment had go the go ahead. Falls Creek Resort replied that the rumor was true. The article says a high speed, detachable quad and I assume this will shift the alignment to that proposed in the strategic plan.
I would have liked to have seen such a significant investment improve the ski offering not just be a like for (more modern) like replacement of what is already there. I suspect that for most the improvement will be 'meh'.