News Roundup: Four More Weeks

  • I managed to completely miss an installation from last year – a used Doppelmayr quad at a publicly-owned hill in Lévis, Quebec.
  • Bousquet acknowledges engineering issues with its chairlift project and offers passholders privileges at nearby ski areas until its new triple is complete.
  • Ontario extends the closure of ski resorts another 28 days, forcing business like Mt. St. Louis Moonstone to make more difficult decisions.
  • France’s 250+ ski resorts may not open at all this season.
  • Austrian resorts expect business to plunge 75 percent this year, calling operating “philanthropic” rather than profitable.
  • One of British Columbia’s largest resorts provides a sobering look at business: lodging occupancy down 87.5 percent, midweek skier visits down 84 percent and ski school down 96 percent.
  • Here’s another 1A update from Aspen.
  • As it negotiates with Vail Resorts, the Park City ski patrol union weighs attempting to unionize other work groups such as lift operators.
  • Skeetawk remains closed for a second week following a lift malfunction.
  • Kimberley reopens the Northstar Express after a successful multi-continent repair effort.
  • Utah’s new Governor expresses support for a gondola in Little Cottonwood.
  • A new lift garners rave reviews at Lake Louise.
  • There’s tons of cool lift history in this feature on the legendary Lone Peak Tram.

7 thoughts on “News Roundup: Four More Weeks

  1. Ryan January 22, 2021 / 5:50 pm

    What kind of lift is at Skeetawk?

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    • Utah Powder Skier January 22, 2021 / 6:12 pm

      It’s a SkyTrans.

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  2. Somebody January 22, 2021 / 5:53 pm

    “Lift One project at base of Aspen Mountain moves to next phase”

    is it just me or have I seen nearly this exact headline like 17 times already?

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    • Thomas Jett January 22, 2021 / 11:18 pm

      1A is the *Winds of Winter* of the lift industry.

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  3. awconrad January 23, 2021 / 10:27 pm

    Kind of related to Bosquet, Mount Bohemia is offering passholders unlimited access to both big powderhorn and the Porkies ski areas since they have had such a bad snow year.

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  4. Joe January 26, 2021 / 4:33 pm

    To go along with the Big Sky Tram article….

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