- Oak Mountain retires its last T-Bar, which may live on in Vermont.
- Nitehawk still doesn’t know how it will replace a chairlift destroyed by ground movement one year ago.
- KSL Resorts, owner of Camelback, will manage and invest in nearby Blue Mountain.
- A construction update from Great Bear.
- A company under fire for a bridge collapse which killed 26 people in Mexico City also oversees two Cablebús gondola lines.
- Poma inaugurates a new urban gondola in Belgium.
- Preliminary indications from the March incident at Camelback point toward a dynamic event involving speed changes.
- Bridal Veil Mountain Resort will hold a public information session via Zoom on Wednesday, May 19th at 7:00 pm. There’s also a new video tour of the proposed ski resort.
- Austin looks at tourist-focused gondola transportation.
- Steamboat Springs considers gondola transit.
- Sunridge disassembles its Yellow T-Bar.
- Howelsen Hill lift construction gets off to an exciting start as workers accidentally start a fire.
- Bluewood plans to upgrade or replace Skyline Express and build a lift servicing 200 acres of new terrain in the next three years.
- Poma’s exciting urban 3S project in France enters the home stretch.
- Work gets underway on the Squaw-Alpine gondola.
About the Belgium urban gondola, why does it have detach grips if it is a pulse?
It’s not the only lift to have detachable grips on a pulse.
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I would assume it’s cheaper in some way, I don’t see any other reason for it.
It’s easier to relocate grips on a detach- no disassembly required.
Also, The manufacturer may not make a fixed grip beefy enough to hold a gondola cabin, or they don’t build *enough* fixed pulses to warrant developing one.
Where might Oak Mountain’s T-Bar be headed to?
Rumour has it going to Farr’s Hill, Vt. From snowjournel posts…If that is true, I believe it will be the beginner T-bar from Oak Mountain, NY, which is being sold to “an area in Vermont”. Stay tuned.
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Looks like this is happening
Nervous about KSL managing Blue Mountain, they haven’t run Camelback well…
Does anyone know if the new Bluewood lift is planned to serve the whole drainage to the west of the current area (Vintner’s Ridge and west of it), which appears to be in their permit area, or just go to the top of Vintner’s Ridge from within the current terrain?
I’m not to sure if it would also serve the whole drainage basin but on Google earth there is a section of cleared trees that looks similar to a lift line. Could it be the liftline for the future Vintner ridge lift?
That makes sense, but this would be game-changing: