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The above $52 million masterpiece and highest-ever 3S
opens for business in the shadow of the Matterhorn. The Leitner-Poma Group’s sixth tricable gondola is set to carry commuters between three stations in Toulouse, France
from 2020 and will cost $94.5 million to build. Alterra
closes on its purchase of Crystal Mountain. A lift operator and his employer, Killingon/Pico, are sued following
a loading mishap. An eighth urban gondola line
opens in La Paz and carries 72,740 riders on its first day. CWA
teases Omega V, the next evolution of the world’s best selling gondola cabin. While we wait to see what it looks like, check out hundreds of CWA designs from the past 75 years. The Palm Springs Tram gets a new 13,500′ x 45 mm upper haul rope from Fatzer. Thanks Kirk D. for the photos.
Horseshoe Resort’s retired 1989 Doppelmayr detachable quad
hits the used market. Whistler Blackcomb’s
2018-19 trail map shows what $52 million worth of new lifts looks like. Read up on Sun Peaks’ new Orient quad
here. Lone Mountain Land Company eyes
two more lifts on the Spanish Peaks side of Big Sky Resort and nine in Moonlight Basin. Revelstoke’s newspaper
looks into rumors of a gondola project on Mt. Begbie. The City of Los Angeles
will study two Hollywood gondola ideas. Another Disney Skyliner station is
nearly finished with tons of windows. Windham names its new lift
Westside Six. I stopped by last week to check out the progress.
Some Alta land is
withdrawn from a proposed land swap, maintaining the possibility of future expansion in Grizzly Gulch. Killington
goes blue with its bubbles. Vail Resorts officially
takes over Stevens Pass. Massachusetts awards the current operators of Blue Hills a new
three year contract. Fatzer begins production of the first
Compacta rope for the US lift market. At 54 mm, any guesses where it’s headed?