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DODGE RIDGE, Calif.: a new Pomalift, 2,200 feet long, rising 600 feet. Capacity, 1,000 per hour; cost, $35,000. Area has also poured out another $145,000 for two rope tows, a new water system and a sun deck and to enlarge parking lot, base station, restaurant, ski shop.
COLD SPRINGS CHALET, Calif.: $175,000 chalet complete with J-bar lift scheduled to open this month.
DONNER SKI RANCH, Calif.: a double chair 2,300 feet long, rising 750 feet. Capacity, 800 per hour; cost $120,000.
SIERRA SKI RANCH, Calif.: a 2,600-foot Pomalift rising 600 feet, capacity 900 per hour.
MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, Calif.: rope tows being replaced by 3,200-foot double chair rising 950 feet. Capacity, 800 per hour; cost, $120,000.
HEAVENLY VALLEY, Calif.: a 4,000-foot double chair rising 1,600 feet. Capacity, 600 per hour. This is first of three chair lifts which eventually will rise to 11,000-foot summit of Monument Mountain. Total cost of first lift and attendant trails: $180,000 plus another $65,000 for lodge, ski shop, bar and dining room now going up at base of lift.
TABLE MOUNTAIN, Calif.: at Big Pines, a 2,250-foot Pomalift with 750-foot rise. Cost, $50,000; capacity, 1,200 per hour.
BLUE RIDGE, Calif.: also in Big Pines area, a 2,640-foot double chair to carry 650 skiers per hour up vertical rise of 400 feet.
SNOQUALMIE, Wash.: a Pomalift 1,000 feet long, with vertical rise of 300 feet and capacity of 1,100 skiers per hour. New restaurant under construction, and 50 more acres of slopes cleared. Total cost, $80,000.