State of the Art 6 Seater Telemix Lift
Cook Brothers Construction was engaged by Leitner Ropeways to undertake the works of the concrete foundations for the new $18m Telemix lift towers and drive stations at Coronet Peak Ski Field. The project had very tight time frames with a completion date that was non-negotiable due to the season-opening date. The programme had to be expedited, however with the availability of our large resource pool, we were able to help drive the project with dismantling the old lift, the installation of the new lift towers, and the top and bottom stations. This also involved the running of the rope and assisting with the commissioning of the lift.
The chairlift replaces the 20-year-old quad chair with a new state of the art 6 seater telemix lift. This means it not only can run as a lift but also as a gondola.
Our team was faced with all kind of conditions an alpine environment has to offer. The top of Coronet Peak is 1,650m above sea level with chances of snow to occur any day of the year. Not only were the team faced with climate conditions but the site itself was steep and access was challenging. This meant that extreme measures were brought in, such as the use of helicopters to pour the concrete due to the concrete trucks unable to get up to site.
The site is also apart of the Department of Conservation. Therefore minimum disturbance of the terrain was required. We ensured that all waste material was removed from site and any spoil from the foundations were contained and re-vegetated after works.
Our Southern Lakes team worked extremely hard to ensure that the completion date was met. This project was a highlight for our team due to the uniqueness of the environmental conditions and measures that were brought in to deliver this new state of the art chairlift. It was a highlight to see the chairlift up and running with happy skiers, clients, and a fantastic ski field ready for the 2019 winter season.