Ski season is over, but area ski resorts are already planning for next season.

Gunther Jochl of Sugar Mountain announced they will replace the 50-year-old Brown Lift on their Easy Street slope, with a new high-speed, detachable quad chairlift, reducing the time from bottom to top to around 2-and-a-half minutes.

"For beginners it will make it very easy to get yourself on the chair and it zooms you right up to the top," said Jochl. "Next year, skiers can spend more time coming down the Easy Street slope, and less time riding the chairlift back up."