News Roundup: Norway

  • Arctaris Impact Fund still wants to buy Saddleback but no deal has been reached after more than a year.
  • The Banff-Norquay gondola project faces stiff headwinds from Parks Canada.
  • The latest podcast from Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz highlights how the company takes over operations at newly-acquired resorts.
  • A judge rejects the Hermitage Club’s proposed restructuring plan as members look to reopen under new management.
  • In other Hermitage news, a New Jersey bank seeks to repossess 46 snow guns.
  • Here is the complete incident narrative from the February SeaWorld gondola deropement.
  • Lift construction gets underway at Skeetawk, America’s first all-new ski area since Cherry Peak in 2015.
  • Village construction resumes at Tamarack with Wildwood Express installation to follow this fall.
  • A helicopter delivers most of the new Steamboat gondola towers.
  • Last week’s gondola incident at Vail was not a result of tampering or sabotage.
  • Medellín’s sixth urban gondola, Line P, is on track to open in December.
  • After 1,231 days as Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area, the Badger Pass name returns thanks to a $12 million settlement between the National Park Service and two competing concession companies.
  • I spoke too soon on Eaglecrest possibly building Alaska’s first gondola.  Icy Strait Point on Chichagof Island is planning a gondola project to open as soon as next summer.
  • The haul rope is spliced for a rare fixed grip chondola in Illinois.
  • Mi Teleférico in La Paz broke its own daily record again on Monday with 583,841 riders, more than average weekday ridership for Boston’s three subway lines combined.

  • Municipally-owned Great Bear resorts to private fundraising in hopes of replacing its Borvig chairlift.
  • Placer County leaders will vote Tuesday on the Squaw-Alpine gondola.
  • Simon Fraser University steps up its Burnaby Mountain gondola marketing.
  • The Los Angeles Griffith Park gondola study is underway.
  • Eagle’s Rest 2.0 nears completion at Jackson Hole.

10 thoughts on “News Roundup: Norway

  1. Steve Threndyle July 19, 2019 / 9:26 pm

    This is some seriously great high wire news!


  2. Peter D. July 19, 2019 / 10:50 pm

    Doesn’t Boston have 4 subway lines? The Red Line, the Green Line, the Blue Line, and the Orange Line?


    • reaperskier July 20, 2019 / 4:10 am

      Yes. But the green line is a light rail line while the Blue, Red, and Orange Lines use heavy rail equipment.


  3. Sam Shirley July 20, 2019 / 4:11 am

    I can think of at least 3 ski areas newer than Tamarack. Gateway Hills, Detroit Mountain, & Cherry Peak have all opened more recently.


    • Peter Landsman July 20, 2019 / 4:26 am

      Detroit Mountain was a reopening but you are right about the other two.


      • reaperskier July 20, 2019 / 1:05 pm

        I saw that you got pics of the quad at great bear.

        When are you going to get pictures of more midwest ski areas?


  4. powderforever July 20, 2019 / 6:54 pm

    Will you get pics of Wisconsin ski Resorts Peter?


    • Peter Landsman July 20, 2019 / 7:22 pm

      I keep detailed track of which resorts and lifts I have photographed and those I still need to get. Rest assured Wisconsin resorts are on the list. Keep in mind I have a full time job besides Lift Blog though.

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  5. TimH July 21, 2019 / 6:28 pm

    Why doesn’t Vail have to indicate what happened to their lift? It’s a bit concerning that a tower separated like that and they won’t say why.


    • Michael July 21, 2019 / 7:48 pm

      Probably because the investigation is On-going. I’m sure the Tramway Board is on top of it.

      Liked by 2 people

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