News Roundup: Color Choices

  • Alta withdraws from a proposed land swap, opting to hang on to land in Grizzly Gulch for possible expansion.
  • Killington goes blue with its bubbles.
  • Vail Resorts officially takes over Stevens Pass.
  • Massachusetts awards the current operators of Blue Hills a new three year contract.
  • Fatzer begins production of the first Compacta rope for the US lift market.  At 54 mm, any guesses where it’s headed?

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11 thoughts on “News Roundup: Color Choices

  1. Mountaineer August 17, 2018 / 9:12 am

    Any idea who built the old lift at the Lake Placid ski jump?

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    • Peter Landsman August 17, 2018 / 9:20 am

      It’s a 1987 Poma double. Maybe ORDA will bundle the new lift into an RFP for new lifts at Gore and/or Whiteface.

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  2. Doppelmayr FTW August 17, 2018 / 11:38 am

    Its gotta be big sky or whistler blackomb, they have the only projects big enough and Disney’s ropes have to have started before now.

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  3. ALT2870 August 17, 2018 / 9:59 pm

    If you look more closely at the Copper Mountain rendering, the skirts appear to have texture so maybe they went with the full wood option?

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    • Peter Landsman August 18, 2018 / 3:07 pm

      Looks like copper stained wood to me with black Diamond cabins and blue bubble chairs.

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    • John August 21, 2018 / 9:36 pm

      You are correct. We’re going with wood. I heard it’ll be stained dark brown, similar to the lift shacks on H and K and the grip building on H.

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  4. Peter Landsman August 18, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    Rob at WB says the Blackcomb Gondola barn will be 21,000 square feet and able to hold all 185 cabins. Impressive!

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  5. Peter Landsman August 22, 2018 / 8:38 am

    To clarify, the Pico midweek rental only includes the two high speed quads.

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