- The Forest Service tentatively approves two new chairlifts as part of the Atoma expansion at Mt. Rose.
- There are gondolas flying above Walt Disney World as of late.
- The Garibaldi at Squamish resort proposal is still alive in BC.
- Sitzmark, Washington and its 1961 Riblet double won’t open this season.
- Tamarack’s new Wildwood Express will likely reuse foundations from the repossessed UNI-GS version.
- Medellín inaugurates its fifth urban gondola by Poma, Line M.
- A nine year old boy is okay after falling 31 feet from the Thunderbowl lift at Aspen Highlands.
- Sun Valley postpones the Cold Springs Express project to 2020.
- Sunshine Polishing has a bunch of vintage gondola cabins for sale including many from Killington’s K-1 Express.
- Skytrac marks ten years in business with 37 complete lifts, eight new terminals and five relocations to date with more to come!
- Waterville Valley and LST Ropeways are trying to open the new High Country lift this week.
- A Hermitage reopening this winter is unlikely but the lifts are being taken care of by a skeleton crew of employees.
- The popular Portland Aerial Tram opens up a logo shop.
- Another Skyliner job is posted: Technical Manager.
- The Forest Service plans to green light Cooper’s Way Back expansion and construction of a 2,450′ surface lift.
- Ditto for Crested Butte’s two chairlift Teocalli II expansion and realignment of North Face.
- Mexico City announces its first Cablebús line will be the longest urban gondola in the world at nearly 31,000 feet. A full ride would take 46 minutes with 374 ten passenger cabins transporting up to 4,000 passengers per hour each way.
That Mexico City gondola rendering looks to be of the other D-Line enclosure with the full media façade.
I think the K1 cabins for sale are ones that failed NDT and couldn’t be reused on a lift. Killington kept some as spares for Skyeship and said that others were going to Sunshine Polishing.
I don’t think a manufacturer has been selected for Cablebus. It sounds like it will go out to bid in March.
High Country opens tomorrow!
It’s about time WV finished that thing. It’s only about a year and a half late. Both Sunnyside and Northside are still yet to open this year and their lodge (which was supposed to be finished over the summer) is still mostly incomplete.
I would also like to point out that out of two LST lifts in North America, none have opened on time. In fact, when LST was building the Valar T-Bar at Cannon a few years ago (which opened a month behind schedule), the State of New Hampshire (owner/op. of Cannon) had to give LST an ultimatum to finished the lift. SkyTrac had completed installation, but LST just didn’t finish the lift until NH threatened to take the issue into the courtroom (just like what happened at Sunapee in 1985 with Riblet).
Also lets not forget that HS6 that LST built in France…
Sorry to hear about Sitzmark. Still planning on visiting it this year?
I’ve been told no uphill travel allowed summer or winter so that makes things difficult!
That is such bs, almost as much as my indictment.
Waited in 45 minute lines at CBMR on MLK weekend thinking it would be less crowded than summit. They definitely could use an expansion and some better flow management for those busier days!
What lift had the worst lines?
East River and Paradise were definitely the worst but nothing was under 10 minutes except maybe the north face.
Must have to do with Teocalli being out of service this season. Hopefully things improve with the replacement.