News Roundup: Transformative

  • With The Beavers expansion, Arapahoe Basin ditches painted trail map for a VistaMap.
  • The BBC produces a fantastic 23-minute podcast explaining the success of Mexicable, the newest urban gondola built by Leitner Ropeways.
  • You can watch Belleayre’s gondola take shape live on their webcam. More recent photos are here.
  • The New York State Fair’s Broadway Skyliner appears to be a relocated Stadeli. I’m thinking it’s Bucksaw from Sugarloaf.
  • The latest from Orlando.
  • SNOW Operating to take over operations at Mountain Creek.
  • To compensate for a late July gondola opening, Steamboat extends “summer” season until late October.
  • Bob Wheaton says being part of a larger resort group will allow Deer Valley to negotiate better prices on lifts.
  • Lift operator and friends sentenced to probation and ordered to pay $96,000 in restitution for stealing and selling $116,000 in lift downtime vouchers from top shacks at Heavenly and Northstar.  Vail Resorts has since changed the way it handles the vouchers companywide.

4 thoughts on “News Roundup: Transformative

    • Peter Landsman August 24, 2017 / 12:00 pm

      It looks to me like the fair towers were reinforced, making some appear square. Maybe someone from SkyTrans can chime in on the lift’s origin. Does anyone know if Big Squaw’s Stadeli still stands?


  1. carson August 24, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    It is still up as of 2016 on google earth.


  2. Peter Landsman August 30, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    It looks like Doppelmayr took down the video of the ProTow mountain biking lift that was in this post. No idea why.


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