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The first D-Line lift in New Zealand won’t be built this summer after all and The Remarkables will place
60 containers of lift parts into storage until government approval comes through. A little ski resort in Labrador has as many new lifts as Whistler Blackcomb this winter –
three! A proposed gondola in Oakland would generate
hundreds of millions of dollars in economic benefits, says a new study. Two workers fall to their deaths
during a practice evacuation of a new gondola in India. A Swiss aerial tramway will be
out of service for months following an avalanche that damaged a support tower. Sleeping Giant experiments operating
without a general manager. Waterville Valley explains why some of its lifts are
out of service. Recently closed Vermont area Plymouth Notch goes
up for sale along with its 1964 Mueller double. The old high speed quad from Horseshoe, Ontario is
still available. Faced with the possibility of losing its operating lease completely, Sunshine Village reluctantly agrees to
new guidelines that remove the proposed Goat’s Eye tramway, Bye Bye Bowl expansion and Wildside lift from future consideration. A second lift in the existing gondola corridor, Goat’s Eye II, Lookout, Hayes Hill and Lower Meadow Park expansions are still possible. Environmental groups and Squaw Alpine
are still sparring over the proposed California Express gondola. Resorts across the Pacific Northwest
come to the aid of Hurricane Ridge season pass holders, who lost a month of their season due to the government shutdown.
Rain delays the debut of Spider Mountain, the seventh lift-based destination for Mountain Capital Partners.
won’t buy any new lifts this year. TV station in Maine
highlights lift maintenance and oversight with visits to Sugarloaf and Camden Snow Bowl. Denver7 lands the
first interview with Larry Smith of the Colorado Passenger Tramway Board following Granby Ranch incident. Sunshine Polishing
moving gondola refurbishing operation to Grand Junction. A $67 million, six-year old gondola in Rio
sits abandoned. Poma double
rope evacuated at Mont Orford.
Heron-Poma double rope evac’d at Sleeping Giant before problem apparently fixed with a screwdriver. French lift site reports on two brand
new lifts in Quebec. Waterville Valley’s new Green Peak triple will
finally open Saturday. “Mexicable is a
great experience and it is something that you need to do should you ever visit Mexico City.” Austrian rope manufacturer Teufelberger
acquires Italian competitor Redaelli (Fatzer of Switzerland and ArcelorMittal of France are the other big two.) See more photos of the mind-blowing
Giggijochbahn gondola. La Paz’s fourth gondola
opens March 6th. Leitner Ropeways will complete the new
8-passenger gondola in Torreón, Mexico in April.
British Columbia approves construction of Revelstoke Adventure Park with chairlift/gondola construction planned for 2017 and 2018 adjacent to Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
Seilbahn Blog has some awesome new photos of the first and only D-Line chairlift. Seven year-old falls
from chair at Thunder Ridge. The
New York Times checks in at Tamarack. Arapahoe Basin formally unveils Beavers/Steep Gullies
trail map & expansion plan with fixed-grip quad chairlift to debut in late 2018. Doppelmayr to build 21,000′,
$18 million gondola in Silao, Mexico. Sugarloaf and Doppelmayr are doing a
mid-season load test of Skyline on Thursday.