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Gould Academy sells
the naming rights to its T-Bar at Sunday River to Alera Group, an employee benefits firm. Ski Bluewood’s former platter lift
can be yours for $19,000. To celebrate new carpool and transit initiatives, Crystal Mountain debuts a
green gondola cabin. Does the public have the right to know what individual ski resorts pay the federal government for use of public lands? Vail Resorts and the National Ski Areas Association
argue no. The
New York Times visits Woodward Park City in its first week of operation. Sun Valley and Snowbasin
prepare for their first peak period after switching from Mountain Collective to Epic. The Saddleback deal
won’t close on Monday as scheduled but hopefully sometime in January. A religious group wants
to relaunch the long-abandoned Moab Scenic Tram. The Meier family
assumes full ownership of Greek Peak and Toggenburg Mountain in New York. Colorado Ski Country USA launches a chairlift safety
video series. The
latest Wir Magazine highlights Bromont’s big combination lift, the history of Doppelmayr in Canada and new scale models from Jägerndorfer.
planning document shows Big White has applied to build two lifts east of Black Forest Express called Backcountry and Backcountry Connector. Snow King Mountain’s expansion officially enters the National Environmental Policy Act pipeline.
Proposed lifts are a 1,500 pph gondola with cabin storage, a 3,015′ backside fixed-grip quad, one 679′ T-Bar or platter and two new carpets. The iconic Volkswagen funitel marks 15 years of operation, having
delivered over three million vehicles from factory to test track. A proposed urban gondola in Loveland, Colorado would be built by Leitner-Poma with
up to five stations. Arapahoe Basin drops its
new trail map showing the big Beavers expansion. An avalanche
takes out the last tower of a Doppelmayr six-pack in New Zealand.
Skytrac is hiring for
project foreman and general construction positions.
Denver Post alum Jason Blevins, now writing for the Colorado Sun, traces the remarkable ski industry journey of the Mueller family from Vermont to Colorado. Insights from his must read piece: Tim and Diane Mueller took out a second mortgage on their home to buy Okemo, invested in Catamount before it failed, nearly bought Steamboat and once bid to operate Winter Park. Windham’s retired F lift
heads to Greek Peak to upgrade lifts 3 and 5. The New Mexico State Fair will sport a new
skyride-style chairlift beginning next month. Alterra Mountain Company hires an
Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer from Wall Street and looks to name a Vice President of Planning and Resort Development. Enjoy the most
detailed glimpse yet of the world’s longest lift. The name game continues: Wolf Creek’s newest high speed quad is now
. Charity One of the world’s oldest high speed quads
is going away in favor of a six pack. I’m in New Mexico this weekend checking out as many lifts as I can. First stop: Taos, where this yet-to-be-named Leitner-Poma detachable quad is the fourth new lift in five years!