Some big pieces for the Mt. Rainier Gondola at Crystal Mountain.
Peter with components for Washington’s first gondola at Crystal Mountain in 2010.

I started skiing at age four at Crystal Mountain near Seattle. From the very beginning I was as interested in the ride up as the sliding down.  When I first heard about the internet around 1997, the website I tried before any other was doppelmayr.com.  After high school, I attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine, earning a B.A. in Government in 2012.  While there, I made sure to ski every operating area in Maine and New Hampshire.  After graduation, I headed west to Wyoming to work in the lift operations department at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.  I ski 130+ days a year and you can find me this winter supervising the Sweetwater Gondola team.  You can reach me at Peter@liftblog.com.

-Peter Landsman

Disclosure: while I am an employee of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, this blog is a hobby and all opinions expressed are my own.


18 thoughts on “About

  1. Bill Wolfe January 11, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    Nice website Peter. Congrats on the job at Jackson Hole.

    – Bill Wolfe (back from the dead)


  2. Morgan January 25, 2016 / 5:11 am

    You should link up with @funimag.Lots of interesting railways,many funicular,lots of Cableways.Spread the info.


  3. Ryan December 1, 2016 / 10:25 pm

    Peter- Great website. Really enjoy it. Just a quick correction, Snowbain Utah, you got the info for Middle Bowl & Wildcat switched around. Wildcat was put in back in 73/74 as a Thiokol Triple and Middle Bowl is a CTEC Triple was put in back in in 79. Pretty much the same lift as the 73/74 Thiokol, with a CTEC Badge :)


  4. Jared A. D. Harlow December 7, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    Hey, I love the blog a ton! I’m currently a lift operator on Okemo Mountain in Vermont working my way into a lift mechanic position. I want to get you some pictures to fill out all the lifts on Okemo if you’d like.


  5. Karen Gill May 15, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    Peter, It’s a small world – I use to live in Teton Village and my husband worked on the montain. Any chance you can add ski areas for sale on your blog? I just listed Blacktail Mountain in Lakeside MT….awesome 3 lift & 1 handle tow, fun area people love to come back too. Am trying to get the work out! My email is karen@landstar-mt.com. Thank you!


  6. Ethan July 5, 2017 / 9:00 am

    Hi Peter,

    Great website and find myself coming here often. Do you have a spreadsheet file of all lifts in NA that you would be willing to share? I am contemplating building one with the data on your site but am wondering if that work has already been done. It something I would often find useful.


    • Peter Landsman July 5, 2017 / 9:32 am

      Hey Ethan, thanks for the compliments. I do have a centralized spreadsheet of every lift in North America – around 5,000. I have contemplated putting it online but Google Sheets doesn’t do the sorting, filtering and searching as well as Excel. I’m open to ideas though.


  7. Adam July 25, 2017 / 10:16 am

    Hi Peter, Just wanted to say that I am loving your website. Thanks for keeping us in the loop with regards to all things lift-related.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jamie October 12, 2017 / 8:50 am

    How about European lifts.


  9. Doug Fuller October 20, 2017 / 11:57 pm

    Peter, Great post on Blizzard Mountain. Skied there 1st day of operation in 2016. keep up the good work.


  10. ullrprovides November 19, 2017 / 7:50 am

    I’ll send you an email with some pics of new Montezuma lift in Keystone.


    • Peter Landsman November 19, 2017 / 10:31 am

      Thanks! I will get down to Colorado sometime this winter to get pictures of all the new additions. Six detachables this year!


  11. erik w January 27, 2018 / 7:13 am

    Peter – thanks what seems like a great site but none of the data is populating…google database says come back later…any ideas what is happening?


    • Peter Landsman January 27, 2018 / 9:53 am

      A problem between Google and your browser. Not sure why it happens but you aren’t the first one. Try clearing your browser’s cache.


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