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News Roundup: Doppelmayr Garaventa 2015

  • Doppelmayr wins a¬†‚ā¨9.4 million contract for a detachable gondola in Bogota, Colombia. ¬†The 10-passenger, two mile¬†system will carry 2,600 passengers per hour.
  • The US Forest Service accepts Crested Butte’s new master plan for review. ¬†It includes replacing the North Face lift as well as two new lifts in Teocalli Bowl.
  • Rick Spear, the president of Leitner-Poma, thinks an aerial tram from Staten Island to Manhattan is (not surprisingly) a good idea.
  • Arizona Snowbowl’s new lift announcement gets lots of press.
  • Italy’s Leitner and Aguido are merging. ¬†Leitner built a couple dozen lifts in the US and Canada before their joint venture with Poma began in 2002. ¬†Aguido built the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway in New Hampshire.
  • Sugarloaf decides it doesn’t have the money to upgrade its oldest lift to acceptable safety standards so it will be removed without a replacement. ¬†Bucksaw was built in 1969. ¬†After it is removed there will be 23 Stadeli lifts remaining in operation, four¬†of which are older than Bucksaw.
  • Construction on¬†The Balsams¬†has been delayed again. ¬†I’ll believe¬†the hype when lift towers start going in.
  • Rumor on Skilifts.org is SkyTrac will complete the abandoned, half-constructed Stagecoach lift on the Moonlight Basin side of Big Sky. ¬†I believe this Doppelmayr double came from the defunct Fortress Mountain in Alberta.

    The Stagecoach lift was partially completed before Moonlight Basin went bankrupt in 2009.
    The Stagecoach lift was partially completed before Moonlight Basin went bankrupt in 2009.