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Apr 05, 2024
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Weekly Roundup: Plans for Deer Valley Resort, UT, to Become Part of Citywide Aerial Transit System

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  • Gondolas are considered as a transportation option to link various base areas at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.  The resort envisions gondolas connecting the three base areas: Snow Park, Silver Lake Village, and Deer Valley East Village. Discussions also included the possibility of using gondolas to connect Dear Valley to other places in Park City. While a previous study was done for a gondola line running from the Old Town transit center to Snow Park following Deer Park Drive, precise alignment studies have not yet occurred, and there are no set timelines for those projects. However, there has been increased interest in community-wide issues, such as transportation, with the 2034 Winter Olympics expected to be awarded to Salt Lake City. SCJ Alliance, the parent company of the Gondola Project, is retained for gondola expertise on this project.

  • Draft of a proposed regulation change to Nepal’s Ministry of Forest and Environment prepares to allow ropeway construction within the country’s protected areas. Currently, cable cars are not permitted in protected areas, but the new regulation may allow their construction for ease of travel for people and goods up to religious or tourism sites if there is no other viable transportation solution, and if a ropeway is considered to be more environmentally-friendly in comparison to other methods. The proposed regulation states that only the bare structure required to operate the system is allowed and that at least one of the stations must fall outside of protected areas and be on private land.

  • Whistler Blackcomb’s Peak 2 Peak Gondola showcases artwork by First Nations artists. Vail Resorts brought on local indigenous artists from Lil’wat Nation and Squamish Nation to redesign two cabins, “Red” and “Wings of Thunder.” These new artwork-covered cabins are the third and fourth installments of the artist collaboration initiative The Gondola Gallery by Epic. These art installations are accompanied by a film series that celebrates the backgrounds of the participating artists.

Image credits to Tom Kelly, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED) via Flickr.


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