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Alterra’s David Perry says
significant capital is likely be spent at Steamboat in 2018 and 2019 with phase two of the gondola rebuild and other big projects on the table. A Denver TV reporter heads to Texas for a
two-part interview with the husband of Kelly Huber, the woman killed during a lift malfunction last year at Granby Ranch. Two loaded chairs
collide at Owl’s Head, Quebec after the Green Chair was pressed into rare operation amid downtime on a neighboring high-speed quad. The 1972 Heron-Poma is the former Big Hitch lift from Stagecoach, Colorado. China Peak’s owner
wishes he still had the $900,000 he spent to build a new lift last summer that can’t open with no snow. The new Peak triple was
rope evac’d at Pats Peak last Monday, apparently due to a gearbox issue. Poma dedicates
its newest factory in France. Disney Skyliner’s first
tower is up and it’s tapered in the cool Wolfurt style. Ian Cumming, founder of Powdr and majority owner of Snowbird,
dies at age 77. Granite Gorge’s chairlift
opens for the season after a gearbox issue and other problems. Ariel Quiros
officially settles with the Securities and Exchange Commission for $82 million, paving the way for the sale of Jay Peak and Burke Mountain. The world’s longest lift
is open! Killington
formally applies to replace the South Ridge triple with a quad chair, manufacturer unknown. The sample profile confusingly shows a Poma Alpha drive and Doppelmayr Eclipse return terminal.
Teton Pass, Montana won’t reopen under current ownership and is up for sale. Skier visits have declined 30 percent in South Korea over the last five years and there are several
lost ski resorts in the Olympic region. The Sawtooth National Forest
tentatively approves Sun Valley’s project to replace the Cold Springs lift with a longer high-speed quad as soon as this summer.
A chairlift will be studied studied for one of Alabama’s most popular state parks. Alterra
names Mammoth veteran Rusty Gregory as the company’s first CEO.