25
Mar

2022

Weekly Roundup: A New Cable Car in Vietnam

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The Vang (Golden) Bridge in Vietnam is for pedestrians and connects its newly opened cable car system to the gardens over a steep incline in the Bà Nà Hills resort.
Photo credit: Supanut Arunoprayote, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons



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11
Mar

2022

Weekly Roundup: Cable Car Systems at the Winter Olympics and Paralympics

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The 2022 Beijing Olympics and Paralympics required 15 technicians working on cableway systems to ensure safe operation for the worldwide sporting event.
Photo credit: Міністерство молоді та спорту України, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons


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04
Mar

2022

Weekly Roundup: New Horizons

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The new tram cabins announced for Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah will feature a rooftop balcony.
Rendering credit: Snowbird Press Release
  • Alterra has announced plans to invest $344 million at Palisades Tahoe. The plan will include a base-to-base gondola to provide access between the two resorts. The system is expected to be completed by next winter. The gondola will cost $65 million. Other planned resort improvements include adding new chairlifts, installing the longest mountain coaster in North America, expanding and lengthening tube runs, and installing a summer tubing surface.


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25
Feb

2022

Weekly Roundup: 120 Years in Operation for the Wellington Cable Car

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The Wellington Cable Car 47 years ago- a mere 73 years after it opened.
Photo credit: Archives New Zealand via Flickr, CC BY 2.0
  • A ropeway system has been approved for Nandi Hills, India. The Karnataka government approved the project under the condition it be a public-private-partnership (PPP). The planned 2.93 kilometer ropeway will have 18 towers and 50 ten-person cabins. The project is estimated to cost Rs 93.40 crore ($12.4 million USD). The ropeway and amenities are expected to be world-class tourist destination.
  • The proposed Kilimanjaro cable car in Africa is facing opposition. The government and stakeholders are set to discuss the project in early March 2022. The major concern is due to the impact to the trekking industry. It is believed quadrupling annually visitors would degrade Mount Kilimanjaro’s prime tourism, community, and environment. 


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18
Feb

2022

Weekly Roundup: Montana Mountains Get a New Tram and Gondola

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Big Sky Resort, Montana, where there are plans to build a tram and gondola.
Photo credit: Jim from Lexington, KY, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
  • The Big Sky resort in Montana plans to build a tram and gondola. The $150 million expansion project includes connecting the base to the summit with a tram and gondola as well as a sports center and restaurant venue. Construction of the Big Sky tram is anticipated to start this summer, various sources have different debut dates, but it could open as early as the 2023/24 season. The construction of the Doppelmayr D-line gondola would follow, but there is no set timeline. For those unfamiliar with the various cable propelled technologies, a tram is one or two large cabins that jig-back along the cable and the gondola is multiple smaller cabins spaced evenly along the cable circulating through the stations.
  • The Juneau Assembly is considering buying a used lift for Eaglecrest. The lift would allow other recreational experiences to be built out. It is estimated to cost $2 million to get the system to Juneau and an additional $4.5 million to install the lift. The system is currently being used in Austria and is scheduled to be dismantled in April.


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11
Feb

2022

Weekly Roundup: Paris Gets a Commuter Cable Car

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Paris is anticipating a new cable car. This map shows the system as proposed in 2016.
  • Paris reveals plans for a new commuter cable car. The proposed 4.5 kilometer system is anticipated to begin construction this year and open to passengers in 2025. The system would integrate with Paris’ public transport system, connecting the southeastern suburbs of Créteil and Villeneuve-Saint-Georges with the subway. The cable car will take 17 minutes, less than half the time the same route takes by bus.
  • A private developer is waiting for approval for a gondola overlooking Kalamalka Lake in Canada. The proposed development includes a gondola with three stations. At the base station there will be a plaza, amphitheater, café, farmers and artisan market, and retail outlets. The mid-station will allow for stops with access to trails and viewing platforms. The summit will have a restaurant, viewing platform, walking trails, and bike trails. Construction is expected to begin in 2023, with the goal to open some amenities by 2024.


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04
Feb

2022

Weekly Roundup: A Snug Gondola?

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Snug Cove on Bowen Island, Canada is the subject of an Community Impact Grant application. A gondola is proposed from this harbor up to Artisan Square.
Photo credit: David Stanley from Nanaimo, Canada, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons


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