News Roundup: Selloff

  • Owing $3.8 million to creditors, Deer Mountain, SD to be sold to the highest bidder in a sheriff’s sale today.  The mountain has two Riblet chairlifts.
  • Curbed counts down 11 gondolas changing the way people move through cities.
  • Steamboat sells off triple chairs from Four Points in 28 minutes (the lift got new Doppelmayr ones in 2012.)
  • Taos offloads 200 chairs from lifts 5 and 6 for $200 each with proceeds going to hurricane relief.  As of this writing, 37 remain.
  • Leitner Ropeways’ new gondola at the world’s largest hotel transported 3.5 million passengers in its first eight months.
  • Aspen Mountain installs Bluetooth speakers in Silver Queen Gondola cabins.
  • China Peak completes its first quad chair, the old Elkhead from Steamboat.
  • The Burnaby Mountain Gondola is back on the table.
  • Leitner-Poma of America inks contract to build a US$7.1 million high-speed quad at Falls Creek in Australia.
  • Vail Resorts launches interactive website with lift downtime and wait time data for last season at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Park City.
  • Belleayre’s gondola cabins arrive from across the pond.  Unfortunately, the name of the lift is spelled wrong on all of them.
  • Ski Magazine predicts the KSL-Aspen duo will benefit skiers with a second Epic-style season pass and major resort upgrades.
  • Skytrac and Timberline Helicopters fly towers for the new East Rim lift at Whitefish.  Thanks Buzz D. for these cool photos.

4 thoughts on “News Roundup: Selloff

  1. Doppelmayr FTW! September 28, 2017 / 8:00 am

    wont that Bluetooth speakers controlled by passengers be obnoxious? what if everyone keeps switching the song? or a teenager plays profane music when their are kids in the cabin? Seems like a risky move but i could be wrong.


    • tjskiloaf17 September 28, 2017 / 1:17 pm

      I’m assuming there’s probably one speaker per cabin.


  2. Peter Landsman September 28, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    The winning bidder at the one minute sheriff’s sale of Deer Mountain was an LLC called Milan Investment Club, offering $1 more than the opening bid. The current ownership group still gets one year to pay up before losing the property. Sad situation but at least there was a bidder.


  3. RaflW September 29, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    The epic time map is fascinating.
    Dec 10, a Saturday and a day after a 9″ snow at Keystone, when the back didn’t have the base to open, Montezuma had an extended period of 25 to 30+ minute lift lines! Wow. 6-pack won’t help *that* much.


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