From the National Review article The Big Sky Lift is a new feature for skiing on the Big Sur slopes that is being introduced in 2018 to the Mountain Biking section of the North American Ski & Snowboard Association.
This is the third year in a row that the lift has been included in the North America Ski & Ski Board (Nas) product catalog, with the first year being in 2012.
This year’s lift is a full-height, two-person lift and is available on the North Country and Mountain Bikes sections of the National Ski Areas’ website.
The lift will be located in the Mt.
Shasta National Forest and features a fully-adjustable, four-speed hub and a fully removable, three-speed gearbox, allowing riders to adjust their position and direction in real-time on the slopes while skis are in motion.
Riders can also enjoy a “tug-tug” action on the mountain, which is similar to that of the “Big Sky” lift featured in the 2013 film, and can also control the lift with a remote control that is also included in this version of the lift.
“We’ve worked with the North-American Ski & Skis to develop a unique way to make the Mountain Bike product catalog look more like the rest of North America’s mountain biking scene, and to give our members the chance to experience the beauty and exhilaration of mountain biking at their own pace,” said Rob Covington, VP of North-America Ski & Surf, North America for Nas.
“We’re excited to have this new lift added to the mountain bike catalog, and hope that this new feature will inspire new riders to get into the sport.”
This new lift will also be available on Nas’ Mountain Bikers, Mountain Biker & Mountain Bike section of their website.
It will feature a four-cylinder motor with an 8-speed (or 8-13) hub, and will be available for $299 USD.
A three-cyliler motor with a 7-speed, 8-11 hub will also have its launch at the North Mountain Bike & Mountain Bicycles, Mountain Bike, and Mountain Bike Bike sections of their site, and is priced at $349 USD.
The lift will feature full-mountain, half-mountaineering, mountain biking, and snowboarding styles.
It features a dual-pane canopy for a 360-degree view of the mountains surrounding it.
This new lift is the second of its kind to be added to Nas’ mountain biking catalog.
The first was added in 2015.