Mountain Village Gondola Stage II – Telluride, CO

Stages one and two meet at Station St. Sophia.
View down towards Mountain Village.
Towers with lightning protection.
Lower line near Mountain Village.
The return station.
Angle station from above.
Mountain Village station building.
Return terminal arrival side.
Side view of Mountain Village station.
Departure side.
Turnaround with new Doppelmayr accel/decel banks.
Omega II cabin.
Riding up the line.
CTEC tower.
Arriving at Station St. Sophia.
Drive station inside.
Cabin leaving stage II for stage I.
Vault drive shaft.

4 thoughts on “Mountain Village Gondola Stage II – Telluride, CO

  1. Andrew December 8, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    Interesting this gondola has two different types of cabins. Why is that?

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    • Lucas Tokarski February 3, 2018 / 7:15 pm

      Im not sure either, my guess would be that stage one was built in 1996 and stage 2 was built in 1992, so the line has a mix of older and newer cabins. Just a guess

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      • Duncan October 24, 2018 / 3:48 pm

        I don’t think so. Stage I was built in ’96, but the Omega III model, the first one with full hight windows wasn’t introduced until ’98.

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        • UpperDynamo October 24, 2018 / 8:58 pm

          All 3 stages built and deployed as one system in December 1996. Main line only ran at 50% capacity (gondolas on line) in early years. Newer cabins added recently to increase capacity, though most are still original cabins that have been exhaustively reconditioned.

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