News Roundup: Lost

  • Tussey Mountain thinks weakened spring packs caused last weekend’s lift incident and plans to reopen Saturday.
  • As many speculated it would, Vail is taking a wait and see approach to capital improvements at Stowe.
  • A lawsuit is filed against Granby Ranch one year after a fatal lift accident there.
  • Billionaire philanthropist Barry Diller considers gifting a $30 million gondola to the people of Los Angeles, which would travel over 2.2 miles of parkland from the city’s zoo to the Hollywood sign.
  • One Hall double at the defunct Big Tupper ski area will reopen next winter, with another needing extensive work before it can spin.
  • A report suggests Sunrise Park mechanic Reggie Antonio lost his life when the lift he was working on moved while he was in a work chair but still attached to a tower.
  • Proposed urban gondolas find friends and foes in San Diego.
  • LiftDigital safety bar screens go live on five chairs at Winter Park.
  • Garaventa completes the world’s steepest funicular railway in Switzerland.
  • New owner of Mt. Whittier, NH weighs the future of a lost ski area with a 1963 Mueller gondola that still stands adjacent to a McDonald’s drive through.

8 thoughts on “News Roundup: Lost

    • Ryan December 26, 2017 / 4:54 pm

      I remember the first time I rode Wildcat @ Alta when I was a boy. it freaked me out with how high the downward side was.


    • Collin December 26, 2017 / 5:53 pm

      Imagine downloading that. And no safety bar either. What’s the point of those light side flyovers? Yan seems to have a lot of them, but this lift is a Doppelmayr.

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      • Peter Landsman December 26, 2017 / 7:49 pm

        It’s a 1983 Yan with Doppelmayr chairs…352 of them. I fear this lift may never spin again.


      • Collin December 27, 2017 / 7:17 pm

        When did Cyclone last operate?


        • Peter Landsman December 27, 2017 / 8:29 pm

          Different Yan triple. Cyclone ’83, Eagle Feather ’85.


      • Misha Flynn December 27, 2017 / 10:15 pm

        Peter, maybe when you eventually take your Arizona/New Mexico ski area road trip, you might take pictures of the lifts at Sunrise Park? It would be especially nice, since this is the only photo I’ve seen of any of their lifts apart from their Doppelmayr Spacejet.


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