- Big White, Grouse Mountain, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Hell’s Gate Airtram and the Sea to Sky Gondola each receive up to CA$1 million in government assistance.
- Aspen Mountain’s Lift One project inches toward groundbreaking. The Pandora’s expansion and chairlift faces an August 25th review.
- Icy Strait Point welcomes its first ship since 2019 with a new gondola system.
- Tampa Bay’s regional transit authority postpones a gondola feasibility study.
- Mayflower Mountain Resort still has no set timeline for lift construction.
- Morocco commits to building its first urban gondola.
- The Government of Dubai and MND sign a memorandum of understanding for a prototype self-propelled ropeway system.
- Just days before launch, Mexico City delays the opening of Cablebús Line 2.
- In its first two weeks, Cablebús Line 1 averaged 56,000 riders a day.
- Also in Mexico, a dramatic rescue operation follows a tension system failure on the Mueller-built Monte-Taxco Cable Car.
- Vail Resorts is not happy with a YouTuber who climbed a Peak 2 Peak Gondola tower to make a video.
- Poma, Compagnie des Alpes and the French Government will partner to build a 3.3 mile, 3 station 2S gondola linking a valley transit hub to a mountain community.
I don’t have a comment about any of these news clips but a question about Mt Bachelor’s Outback Quad Express chair. For the last couple of years it has been operating at ½ speed supposedly because of a worn out motor or some other mechanical issue. I was wondering if you had any information whether or not that lift will be fixed for the coming year? Great lift with great terrain but fixed-grip speeds. Lastly, love your blog!
Hi Tom, thanks for the question and compliment. I asked Mt. Bachelor for comment on this last season and did not receive a reply. Hopefully someone who knows something can chime in.
Anyone have any update on the sugarloaf meeting last night and the west mountain expansion?
Steamboat Gondola line has been spliced and the work chair is now on the line at the new bottom terminal. Coming along nicely.
The Funiflame is an interesting project. I’ve thought for a while that Les Trois Vallees ought to do something like that, at a minimum connecting the train station at Moutiers to the existing gondola at Brides Les Bains. Extend it to Champagne En Vanoise and you’ve made the backdoor connection to Les Arcs and La Plagne.
I hope nobody here would consider it, but just the same I’m putting out my somewhat-annual reminder not to go climbing into lift terminals, motor rooms, and especially up towers. That stunt that the guy up in Whistler pulled is pretty dangerous.
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Here is a handful of photos I took at Squaw yesterday for anyone interested. Some foundations poured but thats about it. No sign of Red Dog being moved but it is clearly in the way.
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