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net income rises 41.5% over last year’s third quarter with Epic season pass sales up 12 percent in units and 19 percent in dollars through May 29th. The
new Lift One will likely be put to Aspen voters in a winter 2019 special election rather than the November general election. The Western Idaho State Fair plans to debut
a chairlift for the first time in August – apparently a used Riblet of unknown origin. An urban gondola proposal in Ogden, Utah
is back. A
great writeup about Heron’s early days answers why Aspen Skiing Company switched from Colorado’s homegrown lift company to Riblet.
Now’s your chance to enter to win one of Arapahoe Basin’s retired Norway chairs. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and the Sierra Club
sign an agreement for the resort to abandon California Express Alternative 2 in exchange for the group withholding legal action against alternatives 3 and 4. The Seattle suburb of Kirkland looks to
a possible aerial lift to connect its city center with an upcoming bus rapid transit station. Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz and Whistler Blackcomb COO Pete Sonntag do a
wide ranging interview with the local newspaper after a challenging year and a half. Tower 6 of Howelsen Hill’s
chairlift is on the move for at least the third time as city leaders grapple with whether to fix it.
Beartooth Basin, the only summer ski resort in the United States, opens for the season as everyone else closes. An experiment is also underway to run the lifts with biodiesel. The Olympic Regional Development Authority
proposes a new chairlift for its Lake Placid ski jumping venue. Another
Borvig surface lift bites the dust in favor of carpets. Berkshire Bank says the Hermitage Club no longer has the right to restructure and argues
receivership should proceed. One Hermitage property is scheduled to be auctioned on June 25th. A decision not to create an opportunity zone in Rangeley, Maine becomes
yet another reason Saddleback is going nowhere fast. The man accused of lying about spending a night on a Gore Mountain chairlift says he is innocent and
may sue the State of New York.