- Wildcat plans to replace the chairs on the Wildcat Express.
- Jay Peak and Burke Mountain could receive more than $9 million under a proposed settlement with the law firm of former owner Ariel Quiros.
- Here’s another chance to own a classic double chair.
- Mayflower Mountain Resort secures up to $260 million in bond financing.
- Catamount’s second new lift this year will replace the last SLI in the Northeast.
- The United States tallies 59 million skier visits in 2020-21, 5th most in history.
- Aspen Snowmass had a tough season with traffic 20 percent below average.
- Digging into the unsolved Sea to Sky Gondola crimes.
- Two Disney Skyliner cars bump into each other, causing some down time.
- Vail Resorts reports strong earnings, continues to look at strategic acquisition opportunities and will be aggressive at reinvesting across its resorts post-pandemic.
- Arizona Snowbowl converts the Arizona Gondola combination lift into a pure gondola for the summer.
- The bike park at Purgatory will open many weeks late due to an unspecified problem with the Purgatory Village Express.
- Doppelmayr releases a 30 page urban brochure.
- France may provide the financing for a six station, 180 cabin urban gondola in the Filipino capital of Manila.
Curious…this is at least the third time this has happened with the Skyliner (usually with broken glass). Does this happen at most gondolas and we simply don’t hear about it? And/or because of the Skyliner’s unique windows is broken glass is more frequent? Cast Member error? Design issue?
I ask because this system had a number of detractors as it was being built claiming it was dangerous (these individuals were obviously not your typical visitors to ski resorts). Peter saw this first hand during his time on WDWMagic’s forums. The Skyliner should be a shining example of how perfect/safe this type of transport is. Instead, “accidents” like these make the news (due to it being at WDW) and don’t make the case for urban transport any easier for those not used to the systems. I’m just trying to understand if there is something unique about the Skyliner causing these incidents or if the megaphone is just amplified being at WDW.
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Given that Wildcat can be a windy location, why are they going with lighter weight chairs? I thought heavier was better? Or are they putting on more chairs?
Odd that they are not replacing grips and hangers. My guess is new chairs will have slatted backrest for wind