News Roundup: Ten

  • Garaventa inks a $45 million deal for a 4x funifor, 1x aerial tramway megaproject in Switzerland.
  • Beartooth Basin attempts to crowdfund this spring’s operation, including $35,000 for a required gearbox replacement on Poma 1.
  • An ugly snowmobile-chairlift crash is caught on tape at Sunshine Village.
  • The City of Steamboat will overhaul the Howelsen Hill Poma this summer and plans to replace Barrows around 2021.
  • The Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco and associated aerial tram may reopen as early as June.
  • Disney Skyliner’s nearly 300 ten passenger cabins will come in ten different colors with 22 unique character wraps.
  • The Indy Pass is still adding mountains.
  • With Timberline Resort’s owners unable to find an attorney, a judge postpones a state receivership hearing until May 28th.
  • Leitner will show off updated six passenger chair and Diamond gondola designs at Interalpin.
  • Local businesses leaders are pushing for a high capacity 3S on Burnaby Mountain.
  • Steamboat plans to sell its now retired gondola cabins to other ski resorts around the world for parts.
  • The so-called Balsams bill passes the New Hampshire Senate and is expected to be signed by the governor.

4 thoughts on “News Roundup: Ten

  1. Ryan Gardner April 21, 2019 / 2:12 am

    A bit heartbroken over the Steamboat gondola, seems like it was a waste of money what they did in the last 2 years only to have the whole thing replaced now. But also excited to see what the new thing will offer.


    • Collin Parsons April 21, 2019 / 6:51 am

      They are only replacing what was not replaced in 2017.


      • Thomas Jett April 21, 2019 / 3:30 pm

        Yeah, this was planned to be a gradual replacement. I know that Skytrac offers a program where they’ll replace a lift over three summers, with some components being switched each year.


      • Hennie Kashiwa April 22, 2019 / 8:09 pm

        Per the webcam today, the hanger arms were being loaded into what sure looks like a dumpster….


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