News Roundup: Funding Secured

9 thoughts on “News Roundup: Funding Secured

  1. James June 24, 2022 / 2:03 pm

    I’ve been curious what the alignment was going to be on Burns Express at Deer Valley, glad to finally see some renderings and maps. I figured that’s where the bottom terminal was going to be, but kind of surprised about the top terminal.

    Why not just have it go to the top of Little Baldy peak where Mountaineer and the Gondola terminate? I realize it’s farther and would cost more, but when you’re already spending money on a detachable lift, is the cost for a few more towers and a longer haul rope that significant? Curious what others think about this one.

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    • Munier Salem June 26, 2022 / 7:08 pm

      It seems like they want a dedicated learning lift in the style of High Meadow at PCMR. So it seems like a deliberate choice that this lift starts above the base area and ends way below the mountaineer ‘summit’.

      Maybe just a coincidence or maybe designed to reduce red tape: the proposed alignment ends precisely on the Summit/Wasatch County line (avoids Wasatch County).

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  2. Ryan June 24, 2022 / 4:48 pm

    Well now- Interesting news regarding West End @ Powderhorn. Let the speculation begin.

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    • Jesse June 24, 2022 / 7:00 pm

      As a lifty there, the word on the street is they want one more season out of the old girl before it’s replaced. Sounds like it would be a skytrac.

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      • Ryan June 26, 2022 / 2:45 pm

        You guys have done an amazing job keeping her up and running. Not easy for a lift of that length!

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  3. Ryan June 24, 2022 / 5:11 pm

    Been following the Little Cottonwood Canyon gondola/ tram thing closely. I’m pretty sure at this point, there will be no tram/gondola. Way too much opposition.

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  4. Donald Reif June 24, 2022 / 9:24 pm

    So basically, PCMR is getting screwed over because of the parking issue. Where I’m no expert, but the issue would still be there even if Vail Resorts didn’t own PCMR.

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  5. jaytrem June 25, 2022 / 8:27 pm

    So was Eagle going to be a Chondola?

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    • Peter Landsman June 26, 2022 / 6:24 am

      The original Powdr upgrade plan had a Chondola in the vicinity of Eagle going up to the Meadow. Vail argued the new Eagle was close enough to the planned Chondola to be considered the same project. That was one of the problems they ran into as the alignment is different.

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