- After a year with no revenue, one Canadian resort resorts to GoFundMe to stay afloat.
- SE Group will study the viability of a proposed hiking/biking chairlift near Park City.
- 97 percent of Bryce Resort homeowners vote to fund $2.5 million replacement of Chair 2.
- Cape Smokey receives a CA$2.5 million construction loan from the Government of Canada, although travel restrictions may delay completion of a new gondola.
- Doppelmayr’s 2021 Yearbook is out along with a new Wir magazine.
- Poma’s latest Reference Book also drops.
- Trails and the new lift line have been cleared on Sunday River’s Merrill Hill.
- Skytrac is still recruiting construction employees in Crested Butte, Steamboat, Whiteface and Whitefish.
- The first-of-its-kind Leitner 2S in Germany is complete, though Covid prevents public operation and a noise issue hinders full speed operation for now.
- Doppelmayr and Sun Group mark 14 years of building record breaking ropeways in Vietnam.
- Great Bear to raffle off retired Borvig quad chairs.
- The story of how MND came to be through 15 acquisitions and a focus on emerging markets.
- MND reports half year results with revenue declining 5 percent but snowmaking and ropeway revenue increasing by 6 percent.
- Less than four years ago, new terminal equipment was shoehorned into the Steamboat Gondola building. Now it’s being used for fire training in advance of demolition.
- Big Sky launches a Swift Current 6 update site.
- Vidanta SkyDream claims to be the world’s first gondola transportation at a beach resort.
- The Epcot Disney Skyliner line will close for a six day maintenance window in January.
- For the second time in two months, a guest is injured falling from equipment at Camelback.
- Berkshire East and Catamount Jon Schaefer owner talks expansion, says he came close to buying the Hermitage Club’s six pack and tells the story of re-pouring foundations for Bousquet’s new triple chair in January.
- Montana’s shuttered Marshall Mountain sells to a new owner.
- The proposed Los Angeles urban 3S releases its preferred alignment and will host two public meetings in June.
- In an interview, Poma Chairman Jean Souchal laments losing 30 percent of business from Covid but he remains optimistic, especially about urban transport by rope.
- Copper’s proposed Lumberjack replacement would be a detachable quad following a modified alignment.
- One of the Jay Peak fraudsters faces three years in prison.
- Icy Strait Point, home to two new gondolas stalled by the pandemic, will open this summer after all.
Uh oh. Did Google crash again? All the comments are gone
It’s not Google. WordPress.com screwed up an update to my site so I had to restore it to a few days ago and re-post the most recent post. My apologies to those who commented in the last 24 hours or so.
Are similar WordPress issues with updating very common?
I’ll attempt a repeat comment from the earlier post though it looks like the wording for Vidanta SkyDream has changed slightly in the news list.
Basically, I disagree with the “the world’s first gondola transportation at a beach resort” quote that Vidanta is using. Sentosa island (part of Singapore) has had a “cable car” gondola in use since the 1970’s with a few minute walk to beaches and in 2015 opened up an entirely new line across the island with one station literally a few yards/meters away from a main beach on the island. The entire island of Sentosa is nothing but resorts, amusement parks and similar.
I have not taken the new intra-island line, but have taken the original gondola across from Singapore’s main island across the harbor to Sentosa.
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Steamboat now has the Gondola Square cam back up to show the destruction of the Gondola building/lower terminal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgSD_WRKdhk&feature=emb_logo