New lifts are coming to both sides of the Tetons this summer and that means three old lifts are coming down. At Grand Targhee, the Blackfoot double is being replaced with a Doppelmayr fixed-grip quad. All 20 towers have been removed along with the top terminal. Blackfoot had wooden ramps at both ends that will be burned down once all the steel is out of the way.
Over in Teton Village, Doppelmayr is removing Jackson Hole’s Sweetwater triple to make way for a new gondola. Eagle’s Rest was taken down in April so work could start on the bottom terminal of the Sweetwater Gondola. This is a challenging project because both the Bridger Gondola and Teewinot quad chair will operate on either side of the new gondola base all summer.