Orient chairlift opens Monday

The Orient chairlift will open Monday, December 24. Sun Peaks Resort LLP Photo.

The highly anticipated Orient chairlift will be open just in time for Christmas, with the first chair turning Monday, December 24.

Construction of the $4 million project was ongoing through the summer and fall to have the new addition to the east village open in time for the holiday season.

The four-passenger, fit grip chairlift will operate daily at 8:30 a.m. as of Christmas Eve. An official grand opening is planned for late January.