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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.)
Reopening of Steamboat’s refurbished gondola has been delayed
one more week to July 21st. Pats Peak starts work on the
new Peak chair, a CTEC from Ascutney, VT with Skytrac upgrades and a loading carpet. Alta updates skiers on
the new Supreme. The Snowdon triple at Killington is getting new
SkyTrans crossarms this summer. Didn’t make it to Interalpin? You can see the Leitner-Poma Group’s booth through an
interactive panorama. This week’s Disney gondola update comes
from EPCOT. Waterville Valley
proposes replacing unreliable High Country double with a T-Bar.
More details surface in fatal Gulmarg Gondola tree incident. Six Flags sky ride
reopens with new between-leg restraints following rider fall. The
Community Ski Areas at Risk Symposium, sponsored by Skytrac, is a worthy watch. I stopped by
Hogadon this weekend and confirmed the Red chair has been removed. Pictures of all 33 of Wyoming’s lifts are now in the database and Montana will be completed next. An Eldo Express
update. Doppelmayr opens an impressive
over-water gondola in South Korea’s second largest city. Medellín’s four gondola lines will be joined
by a fifth. The Lake Compounce Skyride, a 1997 CTEC Sprint with 14 towers
closes for good. Leitner’s new urban gondola in Berlin sees
a million riders in its first three months. Insolvent Ski Blandford
may be sold to Ski Butternut.