News Roundup: A Million

  • Foundation work is starting for Disney gondolas.
  • Partek will build a fixed-grip quad at Mt. Peter, NY this summer.
  • East River Skyway proposal expanded to five phases with more possible stations.
  • Belleayre bid documents suggest December 2017 completion and a name for gondola: Catskill Thunder.  Funding was approved Monday though I’m told a manufacturer has not yet been awarded the contract.
  • NY State Fair gondola is also funded, separate from a chairlift to be built there by SkyTrans Manufacturing this summer.
  • Lee Canyon seeks approval to build two new quad chairs in new places.
  • Work to resume on Poma gondola in Zacatecas, Mexico with commissioning scheduled for September.
  • Gould Academy may build a T-Bar up Monday Mourning at Sunday River.
  • Intrawest stock hits record high amid acquisition rumblings.
  • A Yan detachable still operates with original grips in Spain.
  • Quebec announces $70 million in subsidies to support infrastructure investments at ski resorts in the province, including lift upgrades.
  • SEC filing shows exactly how much CNL Lifestyle Properties paid for each of the 16 ski resorts it owns.  The most valuable was Northstar at $80.1 million with Loon Mountain selling for just $15.5 million. The Gatlinburg Sky Lift operation went for a whopping $19.9 million!
  • Bridger Bowl to sell chairs from Virginia City if buyer falls through.
  • Interalpin, the every-other-year mountain technology nerd fest is April 26-28.
  • If rent payments to the federal government are any indication, Colorado is booming.
  • Flying demo tent gets hung up on Stowe gondola.
  • Staff at Barcelona’s urban gondola will strike.
  • In addition to completing the Green Lift, Magic Mountain will install a new motor and drive for the Black Lift and return capacity to three per chair.
  • Lift Blog reaches 1,000 Instagram followers, 700 Facebook fans and 1,000,000 page views.  Thank you to everyone who has supported me with this project over the last two years.

6 thoughts on “News Roundup: A Million

  1. JT April 6, 2017 / 10:30 am

    $19.9 million for the Gatlinburg Sky Lift, that’s a bargain, truly. Mr. Kircher would have never let it go for that, or at all.


  2. Dhowe April 6, 2017 / 11:16 am

    Thank you for starting lift blog. Love reading the posts

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Michael April 6, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    Thanks “A Million” for the blog. Great coverage of the Ski Industry.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Peter Landsman April 6, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    Couple more of the Stowe Gondola incident from Facebook. They are lucky the tent did not snag on a chairlift.


    • Mike Turley April 6, 2017 / 5:37 pm

      I hope the Salomon rep “hooked up” lift maintenance at Stowe ?


  5. Cameron Halmrast April 7, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    Thanks for the blog Peter. Anyway, this equates to more publicity for Salomon than what they received at the hill.

    Liked by 2 people

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