News Roundup: Timelines

  • The Staten Island Economic Development Corporation secures $212,000 to study the feasibility of a gondola connection to Bayonne, New Jersey.
  • The Forest Service green lights Alta’s big plans for a new Baldy tram, Flora lift, Wildcat detachable and replacement for Sunnyside.
  • The Colony’s master plan now includes two new lifts along Pinecone Ridge at the center of Park City Mountain.
  • Copper is selling parts from the Flyer and the Eagle detachables.  Must act fast!
  • Crested Butte says the three lift Teo 2 expansion, if approved, would likely be built over approximately five years.
  • Snow King’s gondola and terrain expansion public process moves along at a glacial pace.
  • Mountain Capital Partners, the company behind Arizona Snowbowl, Hesperus Pajarito, Purgatory and Sipapu, will operate Nordic Valley and add it to the Power Pass.
  • Doppelmayr breaks ground for its eleventh cable-propelled automated people mover, set to open in 2021.
  • Spokane’s paper traces the history of three lifts that have graced Riverfront Park, including a new gondola.
  • The Forest Service seeks feedback on Arizona Snowbowl’s chondola proposal.
  • An ice storm apparently causes a track rope to jump out of a saddle at Jay Peak, closing the tram and nearby lifts indefinitely.
  • As legal wrangling continues, nothing seems out of the ordinary this week at the Hermitage Club except for notices on the clubhouse doors.
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5 thoughts on “News Roundup: Timelines

  1. Teddy Hubbell April 19, 2018 / 4:42 am

    Oh no! I’m sad about Wildcat being replaced. Now there will be only one Yan center-pole double at Alta. Why does Sunnyside need to be replaced? It is a new Garaventa-CTEC detachable triple that does not have any problems that I am aware of.

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    • Peter Landsman April 19, 2018 / 4:47 am

      The proposed new Sunnyside is a chondola for better foot passenger service to Alf’s. Albion would be removed so capacity would be increased as well.

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      • zjroeber April 19, 2018 / 8:17 am

        Are those changes at Alta happening this summer?

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    • Sam April 23, 2018 / 12:40 pm

      2,000 – 2,500 to get them shipped to Denver. Guess I’m not gonna get my hands on one. $300 is such a great deal!

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