News Roundup: Photos

  • Bear Valley seeks a name for its new six-pack.
  • While we wait for D-Line to come to North America, check out this one going up in Austria.
  • Fly day photos from Pats Peak show major Skytrac upgrades to Ascutney’s old Snowdance triple.
  • I was asked by ANSI to link to the new B77.1-2017 Standard for Passenger Ropeways, which replaces the 2011 version.
  • See how Sun Valley swaps a haul rope.
  • Connecticut’s Woodbury Ski Area, with one 1976 Hall double, is for sale.
  • As NSAA weighs its future again, industry leaders chime in anonymously on aging lifts and more.
  • Proposed Steamboat budget includes $3.78 million to replace the Burrows chairlift at Howelsen Hill with a fixed-grip quad in 2019.
  • Powder and others spread headlines that Colorado resorts are adding more roller coasters than chairlifts this season.  However they missed Copper Mountain’s new high-speed quad and counted Vail Resorts’ four new detachables separately from Colorado Ski Country USA.  The state as a whole is actually adding its most new lifts since 2013 (six) and fewer mountain coasters (four.)
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5 thoughts on “News Roundup: Photos

  1. Jeff Lynne September 14, 2017 / 8:42 am

    Speaking of aging lifts, do you think Snoqualmie will ever build the Snake Dance high speed quad at Alpental?

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    • Peter Landsman September 14, 2017 / 11:48 am

      Yes, I do think it will happen eventually. Seattle is the fastest-growing big city in America with only three primary resorts. Snoqualmie builds a new lift about every three years, on average but there are a lot of needs. The master plan calls for nine new lifts compared with six more approved at Crystal and four for Stevens.

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    • Peter Landsman September 14, 2017 / 3:26 pm

      Very nice. Does anyone know how many D-Line installations are going in this year? There were eight last year and one the first year I believe.

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  2. Ryan Gardner September 15, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    Thanks for the link about Sun Valley replacing the rope on Mayday. Happy that the old gal will be running for a few more years yet and not upgraded to a HSQ anytime soon.

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