Return to List

Mar 15, 2024
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: New Aerial Tram System Coming to Pipestem Resort, WV

Post by gondola-project


  • Haifa Cable Car in Israel holds practice rescue mission to emulate saving stranded passengers from cabins. The practice exercise was the largest in its field to occur in Israel and had police forces, explosives forces, MDA, rescue units of Haifa, Hadra fire and rescue, as well as a team from the national “Lahva” unit. The simulation was of people trapped in the cable car cabins, and the goal was to impart firefighting skills in case a situation that requires passenger rescue occurs in the future.
  • Pipestem Resort State Park, West Virginia, overhauls existing cable car system. The new system will follow the same route and will include 6-person cabins, as well as a freight car to transport other equipment such as kayaks and bikes. The current system is the only access for guests to get to and from the overnight lodge. Construction began in December of 2023 and should be completed by fall of 2024.
  • Base Station foundation poured for Grouse Mountain Gondola in Vancouver, Canada. The new gondola will replace the old Blue Skyride and will connect the parking lot and base station to the peak of the mountain in a five-and-a-half-minute ride. The new system will work with the existing Red Skyride and will feature 14 towers and 27 cabins with a capacity of 1,000 people per hour (pph). Seven of the tower foundations have been poured, and the second half will be poured in the spring by helicopter. The project is part of a $35-million transformational renovation and lift replacement project and will be open to the public by next winter.

Image credits to MyName [Kstuebin], (CC BY-SA 3.0) via Wikimedia Commons.


You may also like