It's been confirmed. The Challenger lift has seen the last of its days and will be closed indefinitely, according to Member Services at Moonlight Basin.
The mountain had already planned to replace Challenger, but this event has catalyzed that effort. Challenger will be replaced during the summer of 2016 with a brand new Doppelmayr lift, which will be fully operational for the 2016 - 2017 season.
In the meantime, all Challenger terrain will be accessible via the Headwaters lift from the Moonlight side.