News Roundup: Ahead

  • Doppelmayr and CWA unveil world’s most luxurious gondola cabin with air conditioning, a fridge and more powered by carriage wheel generators.
  • The five chairlift Hermitage Club lays off 50 to 80 employees and cuts ski operations to weekends only, a result of significant financial challenges.
  • Children fall from lifts at West Mountain and Windham Mountain.
  • 2022 Winter Olympics host China is up to an impressive 236 ski areas with at least one chairlift.
  • Woodward Park City remains in limbo pending the outcome of three appeals.
  • Theme park projects such as the Doppelmayr-supplied Hogwarts Express and Disney Skyliner drive record revenue for PCL Construction of Edmonton.
  • There was a deropement followed by partial rope evac of the triple chair at Red Lodge Mountain over Presidents’ weekend.
  • Apres Vous at Jackson Hole was evacuated yesterday following a gearbox issue.
  • Sunday River reveals why it takes 3.5 hours to put cabins back on the Chondola after a windstorm.
  • Here’s more construction eye candy from Disney World.
  • Stella, the only six-pack in Idaho, was named and themed by a former Disney imagineer.
  • Catch up on the upcoming season pass battle and what else lies ahead for Alterra with company President Dave Perry.
  • Speaking of the Ikon Pass, it now includes 400 lifts with new partners Revelstoke, Sugarbush, Sunshine Village, Lake Louise and Mt. Norquay for $899.

5 thoughts on “News Roundup: Ahead

  1. Ryan February 22, 2018 / 11:26 pm

    Not a lot of happy campers on the Steamboat facebook page when they posted about the Ikon pass prices. Many preferred the old Rocky Mountain Super Pass. Can’t say I blame them. Most pass holders are not going to be going to the out of state areas associated with the pass.


  2. Thomas Jett February 23, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    A lot of people at Mammoth are pissed at the price increase, and are complaining that they’re being priced out for no noticeable gain. I’ve hear talk that Alterra is going to offer resort-by resort passes, which may solve the issue.


    • Ryan February 23, 2018 / 4:42 pm

      I hope this is the case.


  3. Mike Turley February 24, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    What happened with Après Vous at Jackson Hole ? Was the lift fixed ? What caused the failure ?


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