- In an op-ed, Vail Mountain Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Beth Howard says the company is evaluating wages for next season.
- Mike Goar pens a similar letter to the Park City community.
- New Hampshire governor Chris Sununu says his office is working to address complaints about Vail Resorts operations at state-owned Mt. Sunapee.
- Indy Pass adds Sunlight, Colorado.
- A 7 year old is expected to be okay after falling 35 feet from a chairlift at the Florida State Fair.
- New York State issues an RFP for the North Creek Ski Bowl detachable quad project at Gore Mountain.
- Here’s a preview of the Lookout Pass Eagle Peak expansion, set for a CTEC quad this summer:
- Hickory won’t reopen this winter due to lift inspection timing.
- Jackson Hole lists the Thunder chair for sale.
- With a new gondola costing up to $22 million after a two to three year wait, Eaglecrest looks at purchasing a used 15 passenger pulse gondola from Austria.
- A chairlift-served bike park is proposed near Evergreen, Colorado.
- Sierra at Tahoe shares its latest recovery update with a focus on the 12 different comm line patches needed on seven different lifts.
- The incident report from the Beech Mountain water line mishap is made public.
The SAM ad mistakenly lists Thunder as a Leitner-Poma.
Jackson Hole advertising Thunder as being for sale would indicate that it is being replaced this summer or next, but nothing has been said regarding a replacement yet. I am curious what the timeline is.
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Peter any word on the Thunder replacement?
Are they going to go quad or 6?
Where does the report say that the gondola is a 15 seater pulse gondola? I can’t see that in the article or the linked resources.
But if it is true, there are just two such lifts in operation in Austria currently:
No, these two lifts were demolished
In Austria are three Lifts in Operation
2 in Fieberbrunn (15-MGFP Streuböden and 15-MGFP Lärchfilzkogel) and 1 in Pruggern (15-MGFP Galsterbergalm)
6*2 Kabins ist Pruggern
Year of construction: 1990
Lift manufacturer: SSG
Vail resorts and Boyne are quickly destroying skiing in america.
They think they are being clever by going up scale on pricing everywhere while cutting back on quality.
The result is rapidly apparent: no new skiers and the earlier ending of those who currently ski.
Both corporations already know it is true. the problem is that neither one is willing to accept the profit margins of a mom and pop ski area so they will just shut them down instead.
there is a right answer. Give the little ones away. make it a tax write off for your big areas and let the little areas build the skiers for your future.
I find it hard to see a parallel between Boyne and Vail. Vail massively cut Epic pass price and as a result, way oversold for the capacity they have, along with not being able to hire staff or have infrastructure to handle that capacity.
Boyne while having higher prices, uses that cash to re invest in a big way into their mountains and as a result you pay more but get a better product.
There is always room in an industry for expensive and inexpensive offerings. But when it comes to resorts with a national or international draw, selling cheap passes leads to a complete destruction of the experience, as seen at many Vail mountains this year.
It kind of parallels the theme park chains Cedar fair and Six Flags, six flags being the budget chain that has cheaper passes but invests less into its parks and cedar fair charging more money for passes but building nicer/more expensive rides/attractions than six flags.
I’m not 100% sure but I’m pretty positive that lookout is getting Rays lift from my home mountain here in Utah at Sundance. It was a slow lift but so many memories!
You are correct. Skytrac is doing the install.