News Roundup: Available

  • The latest Doppelmayr Wir highlights Yellowstone Club’s expansion and more.
  • The Gondola Project updates us on the Leitner-Poma tram project at San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower transit center.
  • Aspen Skiing Co. eyes opening the Pandora quad chairlift on Aspen Mountain in 2020.
  • Majella Group CEO Sebastian Monsour tells the Bangor Daily News his Australian company is still working to close on the purchase of Saddleback Mountain while a former employee is suing for unpaid wages.
  • A Montana community grapples with options for Teton Pass, a closed ski resort listed for $650,000 with one SLI double.
  • In advance of its new gondola, Silver Star’s 1970 Mueller is listed for sale on SAM.
  • CWA launches a slick new website and refreshed logo.
  • Val Neigette, Quebec will close for good on April 1st and its 1990 Doppelmayr quad is on the market.
  • An editorial in the Park Record floats the cool idea of a gondola from offsite parking at Kimball Junction to Park City’s Sun Peak zone with a possible mid-station at Utah Olympic Park.
  • Big White’s Powder Chair will soon be available for $150,000 CAD.
  • Alpine Media Technology raises $1 million to bring digital screens to more lifts including Winter Park’s new gondola.
  • SkyTrans hopes to build and operate a $2 million gondola at an Illinois winery.
  • A lawsuit against Sugar Mountain filed by the family of a child who jumped from a lift after closing has been settled.
  • Leitner’s fifth 3S gondola will be a spectacular one with Symphony cabins and a combination gondola/railway/transit station.
  • A Jacksonville, Florida developer proposes a river crossing gondola.
  • What appears to be Walt Disney World’s gondola cabin maintenance facility is taking shape.
  • Instagram suggests the Hermitage Club may have reached a deal to open this weekend following a state-ordered closure.
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5 thoughts on “News Roundup: Available

  1. Steve Roebke- Snow Mountain Electric, Inc. March 21, 2018 / 5:49 pm

    Hope to see Teton Pass make it back to operational.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Andrew March 21, 2018 / 11:09 pm

    This is actually quite off topic, but I found this interesting, chairlifts are actually used in the mining industry, not just as material ropeways but as actual methods for transporting miners through tunnels. If you didn’t already know about that, I have some links to some stuff about it.

    http://www.tecdraft.co.za/component/content/category/2-about-tecdraft
    http://www.mining-technology.com/contractors/locomotives/smt-scharf/#contact-company
    https://za.becker-mining.com/local-products/chairlift-systems
    http://cmti.co.za/CS-Chairlift.htm

    Apparently they are designed to make some pretty significant turns, up to 18 degrees horizontally.

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