Instagram Tuesday: Night Sky

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

Incredible night sky at the top of Summit Express. | Photo credit: @daxspix | #solitudemountain #bigcottonwoodcanyon #saltlake #utah

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Instagram Tuesday: Steep

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

This is probably one of my favorite shots from my trip out west last week. I saw the fog slowly coming down the mountain and ran outside to shoot the tram coming out of it. It took some patience but I love the moody vibes 👌🏼 Let me know what you think 😁 • • • • #nature_brilliance #EarthVisuals #artofvisuals #welivetoexplore #natureaddict #naturediversity #ourplanetdaily #earth_deluxe #instanaturelover #nature_perfection #folkcreative #VisualsOfLife #gearednomad #MoodyGrams #visualambassadors #exklusive_shot #thecreative #peoplescreatives #sombresociety #royalsnappingartists #wyoming #tetons #yellowstone #grandtetons #jacksonhole #grandtetonnationalpark #JJ_Forum_1979 #canon #canonusa #teamcanon

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Instagram Tuesday: Glory

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

#skiing #gudauri #doppelmayer #travelphotography #traveling #chairlift #lift #skilift

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Instagram Tuesday: Bike

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

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Loen Skylift – World’s Steepest Tramway – Opens in Norway

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A new Garaventa aerial tram opened today along a Norwegian Fjord with a vertical rise of more than 3,000 feet and only one tower.  Photo credit: Hoven Loen AS

From Fjord to Sky in Five is the tagline for the Loen Skylift, a spectacular new sightseeing tramway and adventure destination in Norway that debuted this morning.  Rising from the sea to 1,011-meter Mt. Hoven, the brand new Garaventa aerial tram becomes the steepest jig-back built in modern times and is already being hailed as one of the world’s great lifts.  “The Loen Skylift is the quickest and easiest way to explore the best of what Norwegian mountains have to offer,” said Richard Grov, general manager of Loen Skylift. “The trip from the fjord to the mountain only takes a few minutes.”

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The Loen Skylift is 2.5 times steeper than the mechanically similar Jackson Hole Aerial Tram, which only averages 19.1 degrees. Photo credit: Hoven Loen AS.

An ascent from dock to dock is 3,248 feet over a slope length of 5,021 feet, yielding an insane average grade of 53 degrees.  That’s much steeper than every lift in North America, the steepest of which averages only 34.3 degrees.  At seven meters per second, a Skylift ride takes just five minutes and the machine can transport 460 passengers each hour in two 45-passenger CWA Kronos cabins.  As the Doppelmayr annual brochure notes, “[The Skylift] features one strongly-overhanging tower standing on two feet and anchored back with a tie bar.  The tramway has two sets of track ropes and no track rope brake.”

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Instagram Tuesday: Night Moves

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

Lined up and ready to launch!

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Instagram Tuesday: Load Test

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

Peak 2 Peak #peak2peak #whistlerblackcomb #whistler #snow #winter #snow #gondola #canada #bc

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Bright autumn colour on Federation chair today! #winteriscoming #snowvic

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Instagram Tuesday: Alpenglow

Hello beautiful day! 📷: #mattcrawley #snowbird #utah beaUTAHful #🚠 sunrise #wasatch

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Good morning #Stratton! 😍🍀 📷: @tomvayianos

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Instagram Tuesday: Angles

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

#teleferico #china

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