Weekly Roundup

18
Nov

2022

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: BRITISH COLUMBIA’S MOUNTAINS ARE A MUST-SEE WITH THE SEA TO SKY GONDOLA BEING A MUST-DO

British Columbia’s Sea to Sky Gondola, Image by Nicholas Chu



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11
Nov

2022

Weekly Roundup: Base to Base Gondola opening!

  • The Base to Base Gondola is expected to open November 22. The 2.4-mile system will ascend 3,105 feet to connect two ski areas, Alpine Meadows and Palisades Tahoe. This will be the first gondola to utilize fully automated cabin parking. This means that with the push of a button, it will take 20 minutes to store 96 cabins. See a related Weekly Roundup here.


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28
Oct

2022

Weekly Roundup: An Indonesian National Park Moves Forward with Cable Car Construction

Mount Rinjani, Indonesia’s National Park is expected to be the site of a new cable car.
Photo credit: Hariyantos92, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
  • The Shinhotaka Ropeway is the only two-level aerial tram in Japan. The system is located in the Northern Alps which gives visitors spectacular views, especially at night. The tram operator likes to welcome guests to the “starry skies express” because of the unimpeded views of the skies. Just in the last week the newly renovated “Itadakinomori” viewing area was opened.
  • The Sljeme cable car in Zagreb, Croatia reopened. The system replaced chairlift chairs with monocable detachable gondola (MDG) cabins. Guests access the cable car at the lower station at the end of Gračanska cesta and ride up the mountain to the peak in six-person cabins. At the peak guests find more than just ski slopes, but also year-round cafés and restaurants. 


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21
Oct

2022

Weekly Roundup: Hong Kong’s Iconic Funicular Reopens After Complete Overhaul!

Hong Kong’s Funicular: Peak Tram, Photo from Wikimedia, By Filzstift, (CC BY-SA 3.0)


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14
Oct

2022

Weekly Roundup: Alyeska Aerial Tram provides spectacular views all year round

Alyeska Resort Hotel - Girdwood Alaska
Looking at the Ayeska Resort Hotel in Girdwood, Alaska from the Alyeska Aerial Tram, Photo by C Watts , (CC BY 2.0)



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07
Oct

2022

Weekly Roundup: New Lines

Cablebús in Mexico City, pictured, is getting a third line with a connection to the Tren Interurbano.
Photo Credit: Gobierno de la Ciudad de México, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
  • The Cablebús Línea 3 project has been awarded to Doppelmayr. The system is designed to be 5.42-kilometers connecting the districts of Los Pinos and Vasco de Quiroga in Mexico City. This third line of the Cablebús system will have six stations with a connection to the Tren Interurbano train. Preparations for construction have begun, however, there is no information on when it is expected to be completed.
  • Whistler Blackcomb in Vancouver, Canada announced two new high-speed chairlifts for 2023. The two new lifts were originally supposed to be installed at Park City Mountain Resort for the 2022-23 winter season, but residents successfully appealed to the Planning Commission, and installation plans were halted. The owner of both Whistler and Park City, Vail Resorts, decided to ship everything to Whistler and will have the lifts up by the 2023-24 winter season. The new lifts are high-speed eight-pack and six-pack which will replace two high-speed quad chairlifts at Whistler Blackcomb.


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30
Sep

2022

Weekly Roundup: History of Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway in 1929 (Photo by Wikimedia , public domain photo)



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