- The Denver Post talks details with Dave Perry, head of the new KSL-Crown Family resort company.
- James Coleman is buying Elk Ridge, Arizona and plans to build a chairlift.
- Nonprofit operator of Cape Smokey in Nova Scotia seeks private investor to revive a mothballed 1995 quad chair.
- T-Bar mania continues in New England as Ascutney proposes installing a 2,500′ Doppelmayr from Le Relais.
- Man falls from the Black Mountain Express on Arapahoe Basin’s opening day.
- Tram board finds insufficient evidence to act against Granby Ranch for allegedly leaving a child on a chairlift years ago.
- Granby also moves forward with replacing Quickdraw’s drive.
- Eldora takes local media on a tour of Alpenglow.
- Sometime after I took pictures of the Basin quad at White Pass, a wacky offset half tower was added.
- Groundbreaking at The Balsams is delayed yet again.
- The private owner of the former High Pond Ski Area in Vermont is installing a new Leitner-Poma T-Bar on the site.
- In a podcast interview, chief of Canada’s third largest transit agency says high-level talks are underway toward building the Burnaby Mountain Gondola.
- Purgatory seeks approval to build a 4,200′ lift called Gelande to the south of Needles next summer.
Any details on that mothballed quad at Smokey?
It’s a Blue Mountain. Without the quad operational, a much shorter Poma T-Bar provides the only lift service. A few pictures are here: http://skiingbc.info/pages/photos2-15918.php
Ok help me out here. Blue Mountain? I don’t know about that brand.
They built 48 lifts between 1980 and 1996. 41 are still operating in seven Canadian provinces.
I could be mistaken, but wasn’t Blue Mountain Lifts acquired by Leitner?
That would make sense because the first Leitner-branded lift went in at Snow Valley, Ontario in 1997 and looks a lot like a Blue Mountain lift.
Peter, that lift at Snow Valley is actually branded as Leitner BM. I am not aware of any others like that.
I have been told it was actually a fairly unique lift as the first carpet loading fixed grip six person in North America. And by carpet – it is actually a carpet, not the plastic stuff nowadays.
Blue Mountain Lifts, aka BM Lifts was located in Barrie, Ontario Canada and was indeed acquired by Leitner Lifts, Spa in 1997. Leitner Poma Canada is the perpetuation of that Company. Still in Barrie.👍
Thanks for the info.