- Snow Ridge, NY retires its Snowy Meadows double in favor of a conveyor.
- Ditto for the J-Bar at Suicide Six, Vermont.
- The San Francisco Chronicle checks in on Sierra at Tahoe‘s recovery.
- An electrician is hospitalized following a possible lightning strike at Cypress Mountain.
- An anti-gondola candidate is elected mayor of the town where a Little Cottonwood Gondola would begin.
- A local author tells the story of how a hodgepodge of used chairlifts set the stage for Big Sky’s cutting edge lifts.
- The Italian tram car involved in last May’s deadly incident is removed from the mountain by helicopter.
- The Breckenridge Town Council approves a plan for the Breckenridge Grand Vacations gondola and stipulates its developer must choose a detachable model.
- Sun Peaks Resort won’t operate the West Bowl T-Bar for the second year in a row.
- Reopening Hickory, NY intends to operate all three lifts this season when snow permits.
- The Prairie Sky Gondola is officially under development in Edmonton.
- Shawnee Mountain’s next new lift will likely be a fixed quad replacing the double–double.
- Prague looks to build an urban 3S gondola with three stations.
- Discussions continue regarding the future of the aging Telluride-Mountain Village gondola system.
- Palisades Tahoe confirms the new base-to-base gondola won’t open this winter.
- Aspen Snowmass ups its minimum wage to $17 for hourly employees and $50,000 for salaried workers.
- Brundage says new lifts and terrain are coming, though specifics are pending.
- Loon Mountain gets ready to welcome guests aboard the new Kanc 8.
Still think that Breckenridge gondola’s a bit odd and it would make more sense to just build an underpass or skybridge.
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I wonder if that T-bar at Sun Peaks will ever run again, they’ve been talking about replacing it for a while.
I bet its lack of staff holding them back at the moment, that part of the mountain never used to get that much use, so the T-bar is probably the lowest on the totem pole of staffing.
I know many BC ski areas are struggling with staff numbers, considering that many employees normally come from overseas and their numbers continue to be smaller than previous years
I think you’re probably correct. Last year they said it was because pandemic difficulties prevented them from being able to acquire repair parts for it, but I assume the staffing issues are a major part of the picture.
Sad to see another Borvig surface lift bite the dust. Hopefully Snow Valley’s hall can be reused, either as a reinstallation or for parts for SV’s other Halls.
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Peter, you did an article one time about vail resorts chairlifts, their ages, what you think the replacement schedule should be, I can’t find that article, can you send me a link to that again, thanks tom
I found it
Thank you Myles
One note, the LCC gondola is wholly in unincorporated Salt Lake county/City of Alta. You have to drive through Sandy (or Cottonwood Heights) to get there, but the gondola wouldn’t touch either city