News Roundup: Recycling

  • The Wallowa Lake Tramway makes the New York Times Daily 360 Postcard.
  • Doppelmayr’s new headquarters building is super cool.
  • You can follow along as Garaventa enters the home stretch building the record-breaking Eibsee Cable Car 2.0 in Germany.
  • There’s also a construction blog for Leitner’s 3S project in Zermatt.
  • Steamboat finally opened its gondola Monday, lamenting “we made a mistake by trying to set an opening date” and thanking guests for weeks of patience.
  • Sunshine Village reopened the same day following fire scare.
  • Bidding opens for construction of a four-stage, 10-passenger urban gondola in Santiago, Chile – a contract estimated to be worth $78 million.  When complete, Latin America will sport urban gondolas in Mexico City, Mexico (Leitner); Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Poma); Medellín, Colombia (Poma); Caracas, Venezuela (Doppelmayr); Lima, Peru (Poma); Quito, Ecuador (Poma); La Paz, Bolivia (Doppelmayr); Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Doppelmayr and Poma) and Santiago, Chile (TBD.) Impressive.
  • The Roosevelt Island Tramway is going to one-car service for an extended platform replacement project.
  • This week’s Disney Skyliner construction update comes from the Kingdom Insider.
  • Beaver Creek recycles Drink of Water, reuses from Montezuma.
  • The Leitner-Poma Group’s striking new Symphony 10 gondola cabin has been spotted in the wild.  More photos are here (sign up required.)
  • A-Basin posts cool photos from a bullwheel bearing replacement project.
  • Troy Caldwell still wants to build a private ski area between Squaw and Alpine but as of this spring, he has a long way to go.

7 thoughts on “News Roundup: Recycling

  1. Cameron Halmrast July 27, 2017 / 8:57 am

    If I remember correctly, a Keystone video only mentioned that the tower heads and carriers were being relocated to Beaver Creek. No mention of terminals or towers. I assume L-P will be reusing those based on construction costs.


    • Peter Landsman July 27, 2017 / 9:16 am

      Sounds like the tower tubes are gone from Keystone and also headed to Beaver Creek. L-P isn’t reusing Northwoods’ tubes either like Doppelmayr did with Mountaintop and Avanti.


        • Peter Landsman July 31, 2017 / 5:47 pm

          If it’s like last year’s Doppelmayrs at Wilmot: Old chairs, tower tubes, crossarms and lifting frames. New terminals, grips and maybe line gear.


  2. Matt July 27, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    I have hiked underneath that lift between Squaw and Alpine, I have always been curious about ownership, and the reason for it being incomplete. Perhaps a story someday?


    • julestheshiba July 31, 2017 / 4:59 pm

      I believe the reason for the Troy Caldwell lift being incomplete is due to the fact that the people living in the bear creek area do not want another ski area nearby.


  3. julestheshiba July 31, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    I also read that his lift was one of the KT-22s generations. He also did make an agreement with Squaw Valley letting them build on his property.


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