Vail is replacing its Vista Bahn Express Lift with a new ten-passenger gondola. In preparation for its 50th anniversary, Vail will begin construction on April 16 and expects the gondola to be ready for the start of next season.
As the season ends Vail Resorts will begin constructing on new gondola connecting Vail Village to Mid Vail. With a ride time of only 7.5 minutes, the gondola is said to be the fastest is the world. The French-designed cabins boast heated seats, Wi-Fi access and room for ten passengers. Read the full press release from our friends at Skiing Business:
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A mining town with a colorful past reinvents itself as a ski resort with a bright future.
Decades before the gondola, the glades or Silver Mountain Resort, there was a donkey named Dolly. Back in 1885, a miner named Noah Kellogg lost track of Dolly in the hills of northern Idaho. When he found her, the donkey had kicked over a hunk of ore from what would become the biggest silver mine in the state. The town of Kellogg was born. Some years later, the townsfolk looked up and realized the region held an even bigger treasure: Two 6,000-foot-high mountains with 2,200-vertical-foot drops, steep shots and 25 feet of annual snowfall.
Opening day is getting closer and closer and the sight of cables strung across the valley is leading skiers and riders to dream about their momentous first ride across. Obviously, with a journey across a valley that breaks several world records, safety is the first thing on Whistler Blackcomb’s, and our guests’, minds.
Doppelmayr’s lift fabrication, safety redundancies and secondary systems are designed for increased operating reliability. Major elements include:
The iconic, four-season destination that is Sun Valley announced that construction for Bald Mountain's Gondola is underway. Originating at the base of River Run and climbing to the Top Terminal Plaza at the Roundhouse, the gondola project will encompass the two terminals, new restrooms and new access to The Roundhouse Restaurant.