- The three New York State-owned ski areas report record skier visits.
- Doppelmayr launches a new customer magazine called Up.
- Sigma Cabins has a new website.
- Park City’s outgoing Red Pine Gondola cabins go up for sale with an asking price of $25,000 each. New Sigma cabins have already started arriving.
- Lake Louise cuts the lift line for the future Upper Juniper Express.
- The Forest Service approves China Peak to reinstall Jackson Hole’s old Thunder quad.
- Snowshoe takes bids for retired triple chairs.
- Poma inaugurates the world’s fastest and highest capacity urban gondola in the Dominican Republic.
- No link but an end of season email from Sugarbush teases multiple upcoming lift replacements.
- Mont Blanc, Quebec to retrofit a second quad chair with a loading conveyor.
- The new triangle gondola in California wine country gets set to open in October.
$25,000 for a Red Pine Gondola Cabin!? I’m going to hope that’s a typo. That’s insanity otherwise.
Half of them are being sold at $25k as a fundraiser. So yes, but no
oh I don’t know. Some rich folks will pay that much for one to put in their backyard (or front)
Greetings from Chile! My name is Jimmy Ackerson, GM of Corralco ski Resort.
Was wondering if you might publish the fact that we have purchased the Mardi Gras detach quad from Holiday Valley NY and are looking to have it operating in June 2024. It will be only the second detach in the country and the first on the south of Chile.
We obviously are quite enthused with this step and look forward to more and more North Americans visiting us between June and November!
Thanks for the support. You’re doing a great job!
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Nice, considering that it is a smaller sized mountain
This is awesome! Already decided on where it is going to be installed on the mountain? I haven’t been to Chile but Corralco is on my list of places I want to get to when I eventually get down there.
The new D-Line gondola (from the video) replaces a 1984 6-seat WSO Stadeli gondola with Giovanola clamps. I wish Stadeli had a better presence here in the US; maybe Poma and Doppelmayr had already taken over by then.
lol $25k for a gondola. Does anyone know how much a new one of those cabins typically costs?
I vaguely recall hearing $40k for a Sigma 8-passenger cabin.
Per the latest Twitter post from Sugarbush, the lifts slated to be replaced are Heaven’s Gate, which was previously mooted to be upgraded with a FG quad, and Northridge, which has a long history of mechanical issues and is likely headed for the scrap heap. No word on timing though.