Ski Area Design

• Resort Site Identification & Feasibility Studies • Biophysical Inventory & Analysis • Terrain Capacity Analysis • Facility Carrying Capacity & Balance • Ski Lift & Trail Design • Skier Services Facility Design & Programming •

Ecosign is a true pioneer in the design of efficient and user-friendly mountain resorts. The firm has nurtured a culture of constantly challenging the status quo and we specialize in developing plans that allow existing resorts to take advantage of the latest breakthroughs in technology. Some of our design innovations include: replacing two or three fixed-grip lifts with one high speed detachable-grip chairlift; converting detachable chairs to gondola cabins for summer business; conceptual design of loading 4,000 persons per hour on gondola lifts,  the “diamond” maze system to accommodate chair lift loading up to 3,600 persons per hour; measuring actual skier densities and vertical transport meters consumption; designing “parent free” facilities for children; and providing accurate skier traffic staging and distribution plans. We specified the first ever Chondola in 1982 and these Combi or Telemix lifts are frequently being installed worldwide in the right circumstances.

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