News Roundup: New York

  • Colorado posts its second best season with nearly 12 million skier days. Vermont was up 21 percent year-over-year and New Hampshire went +30 percent.
  • Valemount opening pushes back to 2019-2020.
  • Rumors swirl of possible lift surveys at Saddleback.
  • Doppelmayr Cable Car and Transport for London extend operations & maintenance contract for the Emirates Air Line for another five years.
  • The government of Venezuela owes Garaventa $14.5 million!
  • Belleayre’s Catskill Thunder Gondola will be a Doppelmayr opening this December.
  • Partek’s only 2017 project is underway at Mt. Peter.
  • Peak Resorts plans to spend $9 million to expand Hunter Mountain and add a new high-speed chairlift in 2018.
  • Arapahoe Basin and Sugarloaf prove even relatively small lift projects make for interesting off-season reading.
  • Vermont’s defunct Maple Valley is for sale along with three Hall lifts for $950,000.
  • Val Gardena, Italy is the launch customer for Sigma’s innovative Symphony 10 gondola cabin and the new Leitner station.
  • Could North Korea’s ski resort with counterfeit and relocated Doppelmayr lifts host Olympic skiing?
  • Doppelmayr removes Wildcat at Snowbasin to make way for Utah’s first six-pack outside of Park City.  Thanks @ozskier for the photos!

7 thoughts on “News Roundup: New York

  1. Cameron Halmrast June 22, 2017 / 8:56 am

    I’m going to say Doppelmayr/Garaventa won’t ever see the 14.5 million that’s owed to them from Venezuela based on the financial meltdown happening in that country.

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    • Peter Landsman June 22, 2017 / 8:58 am

      Scary thing is they will probably never see another spare part either.


  2. Ryan June 22, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    Breaks my heart to see Wildcat like that :( RIP. I need a drink :(

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  3. Scruffys and mutts (@cats123450) June 23, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    Sad to see Wildcat go. Those people’s names in the counterweight must of worked hard to build the lift. They had to winch up towers instead of using a helicopter like in the modern days. Cannot wait for the resorts and Utah’s first six pack though. Besides Park city having a ton of them.


    • Peter Landsman June 25, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Reports of the rope snapping in Gulmarg were incorrect:


  4. Cooper July 3, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    When I was mountain biking at Snowbasin I looked at Wildcat getting dismantled. The new Wildcat bottom station foundation holes were to the right of the old Wildcat station. I also heard they are thinking of putting a loading carpet in too. Or at least some queuing gates.


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