- New York lost ski area Hickory Hill may return next winter.
- Snow King’s former Summit double could live on at Sleeping Giant, although Snow King is selling the chairs today. Also here are some new renderings of the gondola.
- A hearing is ordered to determine whether Wachusett management knew an employee falsified lift operator training records following an accident.
- Even before Virginia’s indoor ski resort breaks ground, developers explore more locations.
- Just like that, the cool new 2S gondola in Germany is open.
- The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania commits $10 million to revive Denton Hill but needs a private partner.
- Deer Mountain in South Dakota is sold and plans a reopening after four years shuttered.
- For the fourth time in its short history, the Sea to Sky Gondola receives a shipment of new cabins and will announce a reopening date soon. Finding criminal(s) who twice destroyed the lift remains the top investigative priority for Squamish police.
- Pictures of the Steamboat Gondola station move.
- A Loon Kanc 8 update.
- Canada’s first new gondola in three years will be named the Atlantic Gondola.
- The BC Ministry of Forests will choose between the Cascade Skyline Gondola and Bridal Veil Mountain Resort proposals, which have significant overlap.
- Leitner releases a third statement regarding the Stresa-Mottarone disaster. The manufacturer will join a civil lawsuit against the tramway’s operator and any compensation for damages will be donated to families of the victims.
Yah the summit lift was going to the scrapper last I heard, so unless sleeping giant made a last minute deal before the scrapper arrived yesterday, it’s gone.
Always happy to see closed resorts open back up. What kind of infrastructure does/did Hickory Hill have?
Hickory is a cool place for sure. Big problem is no snowmaking combined with low elevation. Some years they couldn’t open even when they wanted to. The Hudson River is only about 1/4 mile away. If they could just make snow off the T-bar and rope tow it might help, at least they would be able to provide some beginner/low intermediate skiing in the lean years. The upper two lift are detachable pomas that give a great launch. You can access everything using the T-bar and upper poma, so the lower poma isn’t 100% necessary There is a LOT of nice tree skiing off the top (at least there was). Would love to see the place open again!
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If Cascade Skyline Gondola is chosen, I hope it does not receive the same fate as the Sea to Sky gondola.