Instagram Tuesday: Vivid

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Instagram Tuesday: Global

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

Good morning partner! ūüĆ•ūüĆ•ūüĆ•#wynnpalace #southdragon #doppelmayr #skycab #morning #cloudy

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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

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

Instagram Tuesday: Inspiring Places

Waaaaay up ūüö° #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.