From the He-and-She Stick to the gondola, lift technology has shaped romance on the way uphill.
Riding a ski lift, or waiting in line to board it, may have inspired as many marriages and relationships over the past 70 years as ever originated at an après bar. Cupid’s ski endeavors, though, haven’t been without bumps. The ropetow, for instance, was less an opportunity to meet Miss Beautiful than it was for Mr. Wonderful to come to her rescue after the rope hurled her onto the snow.
New England skiers and snowboarders will be experiencing a new mode of mountain transport during the 2008-2009 winter season as Sunday River prepares to install the first Chondola in the Northeastern U.S. The $7.2 million hybrid lift is one of four in North America and will transport skiers, snowboarders and summer guests from the South Ridge Base Area to the summit of North Peak, a location from which six of Sunday River's eight peaks are directly accessible.