News Roundup: Confirmed

  • $150 million Raymond James settlement includes $762,503 for Burke Mountain’s new Leitner-Poma T-Bar.
  • Power outage leads to rope evacuation of Loveland’s newest lift.
  • Steamboat gondola refurbishing begins  (I got to tour Northstar’s gondola this week which received a similar upgrade in 2015.)
  • Orlando Sentinel confirms Walt Disney World is building three Doppelmayr 10-passenger gondolas with six stations.
  • Crystal Mountain breaks away from Boyne Resorts, orders five additional gondola cabins and plans to build new Discovery and Gold Hills lifts in 2018.
  • Eldora is selling Hall and Heron chairs as six-pack construction begins.
  • Preview Oakland’s new $13 million restaurant accessible only by gondola.
  • Sunday River’s new owner commits to replacing Spruce Peak.
  • This week’s cities floating gondolas include Edmonton and Burlington, Vermont.
  • Fatzer delivers four 153-ton track ropes to Germany’s Zugspitze using two trucks linked together for the entire journey.

18 thoughts on “News Roundup: Confirmed

  1. julestheshiba April 21, 2017 / 9:57 am

    Peter if you want photos of the Oakland zoo gondola base station I can give some to you.


  2. Jeff Lynne April 21, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    Has it been confirmed that the new lifts at Crystal Mountain are going to be quads?


    • Peter Landsman April 21, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Just speculation on my part. Twin Skytrac quads would make sense. But it’s Crystal so you never know.


      • Jeff Lynne April 21, 2017 / 9:37 pm

        That would be cool. Considering how few people go on Gold Hills, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them stick with a triple. Too bad Skytrac can’t use the much better looking Garaventa chairs instead of their ugly Garaventa lookalikes.


  3. Ryan April 21, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    Wondering what happened at Loveland, guessing either the lift did not have a evac drive or it had issues..


  4. Don T April 22, 2017 / 9:07 am

    “Fake News” has infiltrated the ski industry


    • Doppelmayr FTW! April 22, 2017 / 3:32 pm

      how so?


      • Don T April 22, 2017 / 9:47 pm

        Lifts don’t get rope evaced due to a power outage


  5. ALEX April 23, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    When you went to Mammoth did you notice that the Schoolyard Express appears to have six pack terminals even though its a quad? Any idea why?


    • Peter Landsman April 23, 2017 / 9:08 pm

      I did notice. The only thing I can think of is they needed more room for the height adjusting equipment.


  6. Cameron Halmrast April 24, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    I’ve seen a few high speed quad with six-pack terminals and I think it’s possibly designed that way for growth.


  7. Billy B April 24, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    Peruvian and Little Cloud at Snowbird have six pack terminals even though they are quads, and I think it is because the six pack line gauge is better on windy days. Not entirely sure though


  8. Philip Keeve April 24, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    Peter, off-topic question. What’s the difference between and UNI-G and a UNI-G-M terminal? I noticed this designation on one of your pictures of Cloudchaser at Mt. Bachelor.


    • Peter Landsman April 24, 2017 / 7:51 pm

      The last letter is the length of the terminal – small, medium or large. M=medium.


      • Philip Keeve April 24, 2017 / 8:27 pm

        Ah okay. Thank you for enhancing my understanding!


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