Instagram Tuesday: Pulling

Every Tuesday, I feature my favorite Instagram photos from around the lift world.

A chilly -4.5 right now, a light dusting and a cracking sunrise…#winteriscoming #Hotham

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Instagram Tuesday: Carriers

Every Tuesday, I feature my favorite Instagram photos from around the lift world.

#kitzsteinhorn #seilbahn #doppelmayr

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Instagram Tuesday: Vivid

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Instagram Tuesday: Global

Every Tuesday, we pick our favorite Instagram photos from around the lift world.

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News Roundup: Underway

Eisgratbahn 3S Opens Today in Austria

The 2.8 mile 3S gondola Eisgratbahn, believed to be the world’s most expensive lift, debuts today after two long summers of construction.  The two-stage system features 49 32-passenger Symphony cabins transporting up to 3,014 passengers per hour 4,000 vertical feet.  The goal is to reduce the frequency of wind closures versus the former gondola lift.  Congratulations to Leitner Ropeways and Stubaier Glacier on completing this monster project.

News Roundup: Villages

News Roundup: Six-Packs

Into the air at Caberfae Peaks, Michigan. Thanks to Lawrence W. for the photo.

Instagram Tuesday: Inspiring Places

Waaaaay up 🚡 #ZJJbangers

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News Roundup: Into the Mountain

  • Doppelmayr’s latest Wir Magazine has lots on D-Line.
  • Vail Resorts looks far and wide for its next acquisition with eyes towards Canada and Japan.
  • Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows enters strategic alliance with Genting Secret Garden, one of China’s newest ski resorts with a 6/8 chondola and two bubble high speed quads.
  • Great Divide, Montana is buying a new drive terminal for its Good Luck double.
  • Jay Peak receiver calls the resort’s financial situation “dire” as he reveals the resort lost $6.2 million last winter and looks for cost savings.
  • Queenstown’s Skyline Gondola will be replaced with a $60 million 10-passemger version in 2018.  The current 4-place Doppelmayr  gondola debuted in 1987.
  • The game-changing Leitner 3S gondola to the Stubai Glacier will open July 9th.