News Roundup: More Cabins

  • A live streaming webcam shows New Hampshire’s largest and fastest gondola going in at Bretton Woods.  Some tidbits on the lift from the New Hampshire Tramway Board: line speed will be 6 m/s with 36 cabins and a design capacity of 2,600 using 62 cabins.  SkyTrans is taking the retired B double and the gondola’s load test is slated for December 20th.
  • Sunrise Park Resort abruptly ends all summer operations.
  • In Europe, some pulse gondolas are on the way out.
  • As it works to finalize its lease of Mt. Sunapee, Vail Resorts assures New Hampshire residents the company is in for the long haul and doesn’t plan any real estate development at the state-owned mountain.
  • A stack up of at least nine cabins on the White urban gondola line in La Paz last Monday is deemed the result of human error.  No passengers were on the lift at the time.
Photo credit: Página Siete

7 thoughts on “News Roundup: More Cabins

  1. Doppelmayr FTW July 27, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Another fantastic trail map from James Niehues. He does Fantastic work!


  2. John July 28, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Always good to see Franz at work


  3. Collin July 29, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    Good to see Bretton Woods went with the higher line speed and the option to increase capacity. I think we need to be seeing way more 1100 and 1200 feet per minute lifts than we are now, and not just designed for it but actually running at that speed.


  4. Peter Landsman July 31, 2018 / 10:38 am

    Sounds like the La Paz incident happened after two stages were split apart for maintenance purposes. Tire banks were raised to move cabins around but one section of tires wasn’t put back down. Later the lift was started with the station unmanned and anticollision inactive. Cabins stacked up until one hit a switch by the trumpet. Minor damage to the 16 cabins involved will be repaired by Doppelmayr and there was no damage to the rope. A bunch of procedures have been changed. The incident report is in Spanish but that is my interpretation.


  5. Dave Yost August 15, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    What’s a “drag lift?” Mentioned in an article Lift Blog linked to.

    Sent from my iPad



    • Michael August 15, 2018 / 4:49 pm

      Which article are you referring to? There are a bunch!


    • snowbasinlocal12894 August 16, 2018 / 8:52 pm

      I think you mean a surface quad lift. There are youtube videos. it basically a large bar and you hold on to it and let go at the top. Its like top 10 unique ski lifts.


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