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Mammoth Mountain Resort - Mammoth Mountain are installing a new lift for the 07/08 season to replace the resort's legendary double chair that was built in 1969.

The new lift 'Chair 9' will be a high speed 6-seater that transports skiers and boarders from Eagles Lodge up to 10,371ft near Dragon's Back. From here, riders can make the most of the secluded eastern slopes of Mammoth, including Ricochet and Dragon's Back.

The new lift will take just 6 minutes to transport riders up the mountain, which is twice as fast as the original chair. It will also be a heavier and sturdier design, meaning it will be able to operate in high winds.

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Mammoth's Chairman, Rusty Gregory said, "While we anticipate increased usage of the terrain around Chair 9, the chair upgrade will also provide more convenient access to the other side of the mountain. On busy days twenty-five percent of our skiers start their day at Eagle Lodge. We believe many intermediate and advanced skiers will use the new Chair 9 to move across the mountain quickly."

And now Mammoth are offering you the chance to name the new chair! Simply enter online at www.mammothmountain.com before May 25, and you could win Mammoth Moumntain prizes and impressive your friends and colleagues by having named a chairlift!

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