- Stowe rope evacuates 160 people from the Lookout double.
- The New Hampshire Union Leader runs a well-researched story on lift evacuations.
- Doppelmayr Cable Car is the contracted maintenance provider for the Disney Skyliner and is now hiring for multiple positions.
- Two years after the death of Kelly Huber at Granby Ranch, changes are still being considered.
- The new lift to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park will have a new name when it opens in March: Glenwood Gondola.
- Magic gains approval to build the Black Line quad lift.
- A proposed settlement could see the Hermitage Club parent company give control of the Barnstormer chairlift to the investors who bought it.
- Pajarito reopens one of two chairlifts which became inoperable over a month ago.
- A gondola window falls hundreds of feet and nearly injures a farmer working below in Taiwan.
- The one year old T-Bar at Burke Mountain is now the D-Bar, named in honor of longtime supporter Don Graham. Mr. Graham once saved the mountain from closure, covered years of operating losses and personally financed half of the Mid Burke Express.
Speaking of the black chair, it just failed inspection, so it might never run again (taken from the magic snow report)-
“The Black Chair had one part of its state inpsection fail yesterday after all systems working well for a number of days, so the lift crew will be back at work isolating the issue and getting it back for inspection as soon as possible.”
Surprised they are even trying at this point, only 2 months left before that ancient beast goes out the door. If they do get the green light to run it, I might try seeing if I can ride it before the end of the season! Would be the oldest chair I ever ride by over 10 years if I do get the chance.
FYI today 2/2 Afton had 16 of 17 lifts open. Don’t know the last time that happened