News Roundup: Interalpin

  • Revelstoke homeowners aren’t happy lift development has stalled for almost ten years now.  The resort’s response identifies master plan lifts 1 and 11 as the highest priorities but notes construction of them is subject to market demand.
  • In an interview, new Crystal Mountain owner John Kircher says he wants to build a second gondola to Campbell Basin.
  • NY State Fair gondola continues to be targeted as an example of government waste.
  • Whaleback’s T-Bar project is a go.  The lift came from Plattekill, NY and will be installed by SkyTrans.
  • New Gatlinburg Sky Lift looks to be almost finished.
  • Poma reaches agreement to build new gondolas in Vietnam with the first next-generation Sigma Diamond EVO cabins introduced yesterday at Interalpin.  The new cabins offer more natural light and feature doors that slide rather than opening out.
  • Move over D-Line: the new Leitner Station is here.
  • LST gets another detachable contract.
  • Leitner launches urban gondola in Berlin.
  • Skier visits at Vail Resorts were down 2.8 percent this season but lift ticket revenue increased 7.4 percent.
  • Mi Teleférico opens $1.5 million Operations Control Center with 22 people monitoring 1,300 surveillance cameras on 66 screens and lightning detection system for four gondola lines.
  • Purgatory will add a mid-station to its Needles triple this summer.
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3 thoughts on “News Roundup: Interalpin

  1. Thomas Jett April 27, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    I’m shocked by Revelstoke’s lift priorities. I can maybe see the need for 11, but 1? I was expecting them to push for more terrain with 16 or 18, or at least improve access with 6 and fifteen. How bad are the lines at the gondola and 12?

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    • Peter Landsman April 29, 2017 / 9:58 am

      I was also surprised and assumed they would go higher on Mt. MacKenzie or build out the area above the old Mueller double to supplement the gondola. RMR’s timing opening with the Great Recession really was unfortunate.

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  2. Cvs May 1, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Wow MND to North America meanwhile BMF is looking for a deep pocket to buy them as they have burnt through their cash and may have a grip recall looming on the horizon.

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