News Roundup: Intentions

  • Poma breaks ground on Medellín’s sixth urban gondola line as Doppelmayr prepares to open La Paz’s sixth on March 24th.
  • Gearbox issue strikes Camp Fortune, Quebec and 130 guests are roped off a Blue Mountain quad chair.
  • As Beantown weighs a gondola, Boston Globe staff travel to experience Leitner’s Mexicable.
  • Boyne Resorts acquires six mountain resorts plus the Gatlinburg Sky Lift it leased from CNL Lifestyle Properties and later Och-Ziff Capital Management.  “This opportunity will enable us to accelerate and fine tune the execution of our reinvestment plans for these spectacular properties, which will boost our competitive advantages and support our focus on continuous enhancement of the guest experience,” says Boyne President Stephen Kircher.
  • Don’t let this go unpunished at your resort.
  • The Australian man who was supposed to buy Maine’s third largest ski resort is caught on tape saying, “We’re not going to deliver on Saddleback,”  “Opening the mountain is not a primary concern for us,” and  “We’re not going to lose any sleep with regards to it,” acknowledging it was mostly about cashing in on the EB-5 immigrant investor program.
  • Triple Peaks’ Okemo, Crested Butte and Mt. Sunapee join the Epic Pass through a long-term alliance with Vail Resorts.
  • Anti Edmonton gondola editorial argues “challenges to a gondola could include its operational reliability in a harsh winter climate.”  Guess again.

11 thoughts on “News Roundup: Intentions

  1. Calmeyer March 14, 2018 / 12:46 pm

    What sort of risks or damages can a skier cause on a lift by hitching a ride from the bottom like in the clip you posted?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. V3 March 14, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    You can derope the lift due to the sudden loss of load and resulting shock moving up and down the cable


    • calmeyer March 14, 2018 / 2:09 pm

      Would it detach the grip from the haul-rope or would the hall-rope fall from the sheaves?


      • John March 14, 2018 / 2:41 pm

        The haul rope will most likely bounce off the sheaves.


  3. U March 14, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    “Don’t let this go unpunished at your resort.” Peter, you take yourself too seriously


  4. V3 March 15, 2018 / 10:34 am

    I don’t see Sinclare/Grand America selling SV and SB anytime soon. Snow Basin and Sun valley are still on the Collective and they may be satisfied with the amount of business that that has brought them and are not interested in flooding their resorts with even more discount hunting guests.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ryan March 15, 2018 / 7:37 pm

      I certainly hope SB and SV don’t get gulped up by one of the yucky big groups.


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