New Hut at Paradise ChairPosted: December 2, 2010
Below are a few photos of the almost-complete lift hut at the top of Paradise chair. After a few months of challenging work in a remote location, carpenters are about to wrap up for the season. The main pieces of the hut were brought to the site by snowcat last spring, shortly after Lake Louise closed for the season. When construction actually began in August, Paradise chair was used to get staff, tools, and other supplies into place.
Now gone from the site is the old lift shack, which was dismantled in a matter of hours and brought in pieces to the base, also by cat. Next to the old shack is the hut that houses our radio repeater equipment, which will remain in place for this winter. Next summer, all of that equipment will go to its new home in the new lift hut, and the old shack removed. A year or so from now, little if any sign will remain of the old huts. For now, skiers unloading Paradise chair (once it opens) will be treated to a better view.