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LST will build its third US ropeway this summer, a T-Bar replacing this Hall one in McCall, Idaho. Copper confirms the
new American Flyer will get more towers to “ support and optimize” the lift. This
incredible timelapse of the longest lift in the world gets a lot of attention on Reddit. US skiers and snowboarders came out
59.1 million times this season, a nearly 11 percent increase over 2017-18 and the fourth best participation ever. The National Ski Areas Association launches
a charitable foundation to grant money to resort employees to attend conferences such as LMS and RMLA. West Virginia’s closed Timberline Four Seasons Resort
files for bankruptcy. A Vermont sheriff can
no longer find Hermitage Club founder Jim Barnes to serve him with legal papers related to the ski resort’s closure. In Serbia, Poma will realize the longest gondola in the world at
5.6 miles in two sections. The year round, high speed quad-served bike park experiment in New Zealand gets a
$3.3 million government bailout to keep operating. If you want a retired Steamboat Gondola cabin, Sunshine Polishing
is acquiring 105 of them. Bogus Basin’s old Riblet chairs are selling for an average price of
I’m in Colorado for a few days checking out this year’s new lifts. There are six!
seeks a name for its new six-pack. While we wait for D-Line to come to North America, check out
this one going up in Austria.
Fly day photos from Pats Peak show major Skytrac upgrades to Ascutney’s old Snowdance triple. I was asked by ANSI to link to the new
B77.1-2017 Standard for Passenger Ropeways, which replaces the 2011 version. See how Sun Valley
swaps a haul rope. Connecticut’s Woodbury Ski Area, with one 1976 Hall double, is
for sale. As NSAA weighs its future again,
industry leaders chime in anonymously on aging lifts and more. Proposed Steamboat budget
includes $3.78 million to replace the Burrows chairlift at Howelsen Hill with a fixed-grip quad in 2019.
Powder and others spread headlines that Colorado resorts are adding more roller coasters than chairlifts this season. However they missed Copper Mountain’s new high-speed quad and counted Vail Resorts’ four new detachables separately from Colorado Ski Country USA. The state as a whole is actually adding its most new lifts since 2013 (six) and fewer mountain coasters (four.)