“This will take snow recreation in Montclair to the next level,” said Barrington Kane, executive director of Privileged Parents of Montclair (PPM). “For years, my kids had to trudge up the snowy hill while sledding, and many times they fell,” says Kane. “The lift will remove that hazard for all children in Montclair.”
PPM hammered out a deal with the Montclair Township Council to build a lift that will be open to the public starting in the winter of 2016-17. Kids will access it at the bottom of the hill, by Upper Mountain Ave., across the street from the Mountainside Pool, and will be ferried to the top of the hill by Highland Ave.
Work on the lift, to be powered by geothermal and solar energy, is scheduled to begin in June and be ready by December. Lift tickets will cost $20 for the season.
“This project is the first of what we hope are many successful collaborations between Montclair Township and PPM,” said Kahn.