News Roundup: Companies

  • All of a sudden, the Aspen Lift One project finds itself in jeopardy.
  • The City of Branson ends its exclusive agreement with a would-be gondola developer after years of false starts.
  • Two companies bid to replace the Barrows double at Howelsen Hill in 2020 or 2021.
  • Disney Skyliner attendants will start at $12 an hour.
  • Competing resorts comment on the New Hampshire Vail acquisitions as Attitash touts major lift maintenance investments.
  • A jury decides Wachusett Mountain should pay $3.3 million to the family of a child who was injured in a 30 foot fall from the Polar Express in 2015.
  • The Placer County Board of Supervisors unanimously approves the California Express gondola project.
  • Utah Olympic Park breaks ground on the first phase of its major expansion with a second new lift to follow in two to five years.
  • A study concludes Teton Pass, Montana would need to attract 15,000 visitors annually to reopen as a viable resort.
  • Big changes are coming to the EB-5 visa program, which some ski areas have used to pay for big ticket improvements in the past.
  • Timberline’s owners hire an investment bank to sell the ski area.
  • Berkshire Bank and others slam the latest Hermitage restructuring plan.
  • TransLink gets serious about building a 3S in metro Vancouver.
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5 thoughts on “News Roundup: Companies

  1. MilanYVR July 26, 2019 / 10:13 am

    The burnaby mountain 3S gondola is really needed. Right now people have to get on extremely full buses, and then walk quite a while to the university. The 3S gondola would also heavily improve accessibility. Translink has recently been honoured with the best transit system in north america, and this is a great example why they where given the title. This would be the first gondola in metro vancouver since Expo 86 when 2 detachable VonRoll gondolas were operating. One thing that i think needs improvement is the marketing, as currently many people think its going to be a tram like portland and the infamous Grouse tram (which every local hates). People gotta realize that its going to be a 3S gondola like P2P.

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  2. gavin July 26, 2019 / 10:54 am

    What some people don’t realize is that gondolas aren’t just tourist attractions, they are legitimate forms of transportation. Hope for the Burnaby Mountain Gondola soon.

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  3. Mike N. July 26, 2019 / 11:41 am

    Developers in Branson could not find financing for the Gondola project… maybe its the 40-minute total ride time and 400 to 600 gondola cabins in the proposed gondola that led to ‘zero progress’ on this project. Who would finance this monster project?

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  4. skitheeast July 26, 2019 / 1:58 pm

    Would Vail buy Timberline to go against Alterra’s Snowshoe or is it not worth it with the new Peak Resorts serving the region?

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