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Mt. Hood Meadows
updates skiers on the windstorm that sent two hundred-foot hemlock trees onto the Shooting Star Express the night of November 17th. Vail Resorts announces
$100 million in capital improvements across its mountains for 2016/17 including replacement of the last major fixed-grip lift on Vail Mountain. The new Sun Up Lift #17 will be a detachable quad, manufacturer unknown.
SkyTrac splices the Humphrey’s Peak Quad at Arizona Snowbowl.
The latest from Sugarloaf on the new King Pine. An apparent Doppelmayr delay will push opening until late-December. Luckily (or unluckily) there’s no snow anyways. Utah’s new ski resort, Cherry Peak,
announces a December 21st debut with two lifts. Doppelmayr’s 10th 3S gondola, the
Penkenbahn, is ready to go. A nonprofit ski area in Ontario that’s been
unable to operate its quad chair since 2011 due to a 2006 Doppelmayr service bulletin hopes to crowdfund $80,000 for repairs. West Mountain
celebrates their new lift with fireworks rather than skiing and already has the drive terminal up for another new-used lift next summer.