- 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.
I didn’t know that CWA still made 4 passenger gondola cabins. When was the latest 4 person gondola built?
There are a few cool looking new Omega IV 4s on the Chondola at Telluride.
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.
“The auxiliary motor will be put on a different schedule so that it can be used in a timely manner for future instances.”
hahaha. Makes you wonder, huh..
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.
Do you think Lenawee Lift at A-Basin will become a high speed quad?
I do with Black Mountain going that way and Loveland taking the plunge.
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.
Yeah! That is a good idea!