News Roundup: Nine Figures

  • wild wind video from South America makes the internet rounds.  Anyone know why are there double and quad chairs on the same lift?
  • A founding partner of the hugely successful Sea to Sky Gondola looks at building a similar lift along the Trans-Canada Highway near Chilliwack, BC.
  • 9News checks in on Winter Park’s major gondola upgrade.
  • Mexicable’s second gondola line could be a $105 million monster: 5.2 miles long with six stations carrying an estimated 35,000 riders each day.
  • I usually write about lifts and not myself but Skytrac recently interviewed me.
  • A BC court will hear the case of a skier injured when a Mueller lift de-roped four years ago. Crystal Mountain never reopened following the incident, which was blamed on multiple factors.
  • A local photographer is posting weekly pictures of Killington’s three simultaneous lift installations.
  • Fatzer releases more details on the US debut of Compacta at Big Sky.
  • The Balsams withdraws its application for a $28 million state loan guarantee, effectively shelving redevelopment for now.
  • LST’s American lift number two looks sharp at Waterville Valley.
  • Another Blackcomb Gondola update courtesy of Rob at WB shows how giant UNI-G XXLs are.

13 thoughts on “News Roundup: Nine Figures

  1. AvocadoAndy August 31, 2018 / 11:49 am

    I’m curious to see what Whistler does for the Emerald stations. It’s also interesting they chose more gray elements on the gondola station rather than what they did for Harmony 6, which used a lot of white.


    • Robert Withey August 31, 2018 / 12:36 pm

      Should be the same as Harmony, but I think with a green stripe. Haven’t seen the cladding out of the packaging yet. Harmony is a light grey.


    • Max August 31, 2018 / 10:17 pm

      From what I saw I’m guessing Emerald’s terminals will be light grey with a green stripe and outer trim around the terminal- though I could be wrong. We’ll find out soon!


  2. snowbasinlocal12894 August 31, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    Powder mountain was evacuated because of a wildfire nearby. It was a precaution and isn’t threatening the resort. The fire started by the Avon shooting range.


  3. Mark Downington September 5, 2018 / 11:08 am

    What happened to the website?


    • Michael September 5, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      It’s still there.


      • Mark Downington September 5, 2018 / 3:20 pm

        Yeah but nobody has seemed to update it in like 7 years. Is it still updated?


      • Collin September 5, 2018 / 4:36 pm

        Still there and I have a forum account, but Peter’s site is way better. In fact someone posted on the forum that people are actually giving up on the forum to follow Lift Blog. They have not updated anything for a decade, so it’s really not a surprise they’re losing so many visitors.


      • Cameron Halmrast September 6, 2018 / 12:06 am

        Erik wanted to have the site be more focused around lift maintenance than general ski lift and industry topics so the site has been somewhat abandoned. I helped build a lot of it, but it’s basically a time capsule now as I no longer have site access.


  4. Lucas September 18, 2018 / 10:40 pm

    the wild wind might be in Cerro Catedral in Argentina.


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