News Roundup: Fighting

  • The first of many Omega 10 passenger gondola cabins is spotted at Walt Disney World.
  • Saddleback Mountain Foundation plans to make a second offer for Maine’s third largest ski area, which has been closed for nearly three years.
  • Santiago, Chile awards the contract for an $80 million, four station urban gondola to Doppelmayr.
  • The first indoor ski area in the Western Hemisphere plans to open March 1, 2019 with a Doppelmayr CTEC quad chair and platter that were installed back in 2008.
  • A gondola is one option being considered to improve mobility in Little Cottonwood Canyon, home to Alta, Snowbird and lots of traffic.
  • A Basin’s Al Henceroth updates us on Norway’s removal and hints more lift changes may be in store for Lenawee Mountain.
  • Members of Congress from four states pen a letter to the Forest Service asking for Arizona Snowbowl to be reopened or further explanation given as to why its extended closure is necessary.
  • Doppelmayr scores another project in Canada – a $1.8 million fixed-grip quad with loading carpet at Sugarloaf, New Brunswick.
  • Rope evacuating 20-25 mountain bikers turns into a four hour affair at Marquette Mountain.
  • Ikon Pass destination number 27 is Thredbo, Australia.
  • Jumbo Glacier Resort is fighting to reinstate its construction permit.
  • A spokesman for the new owners of Maple Valley, Vermont says reopening for skiing is a long term goal that could take many years to accomplish.
  • Loveland seeks a good name for the new Lift 1.
  • Loon Mountain is buying brand new CWA Omega cabins for its gondola this fall.
  • Tremblant says goodbye to the Lowell Thomas triple, making way for a detachable quad.
  • The first Hermitage Club property auction yields a $1.2 million winning bid. “There will be more of these coming up,” says the Windham County Sheriff.
  • A breakdown at the Jasper SkyTram leads to an 18 hour helicopter evacuation of 160 guests.

10 thoughts on “News Roundup: Fighting

  1. Misha Flynn June 28, 2018 / 9:55 am

    I didn’t know that CWA still made 4 passenger gondola cabins. When was the latest 4 person gondola built?


    • Peter Landsman June 28, 2018 / 10:09 am

      There are a few cool looking new Omega IV 4s on the Chondola at Telluride.


  2. Ryan June 28, 2018 / 10:33 am

    Marquette incident: “GM Frank Malette says chairlifts stop working often, but usually not when there are a lot of people on it. Marquette Mountain visitors shouldn’t be worried about using the chairlift in the future.”

    Maybe they stop working often at his mountain.


    • Peter Landsman June 28, 2018 / 10:41 am

      “The auxiliary motor will be put on a different schedule so that it can be used in a timely manner for future instances.”


      • Ryan June 28, 2018 / 5:45 pm

        hahaha. Makes you wonder, huh..


    • Jonas July 2, 2018 / 2:27 pm

      free of any “artificial powder” is another new term from this guy. They lost a good leader several years ago that was able to hold things together, things have declined, in my opinion since.


  3. Jonathan June 28, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    Do you think Lenawee Lift at A-Basin will become a high speed quad?


    • Peter Landsman June 28, 2018 / 2:10 pm

      I do with Black Mountain going that way and Loveland taking the plunge.


  4. Boardski June 30, 2018 / 2:58 am

    Maybe they will relocate the current triple Lenawee lift to replace Pallavicinni and replace Lenawee with a quad or 6 person. A 6 might be best there since the chairs are heavier and might be more wind resistant.


  5. Jonathan July 1, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    Yeah! That is a good idea!


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