Sep 02, 2022
Announcements, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Winter Park Resort in Colorado revives Gondola connection idea between town and resort

Winter Park Resort ski area in Colorado revives gondola connection between the town and resort. The idea of connecting the two has been in the master plans since the 1985, however it has been brought back to light. The hope is to link the two from an empty lot next to town hall which would...

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Mar 26, 2014
Design Considerations

Urban Gondolas: Innovative Station Designs, Part 2

This is a guest post by Billy Beasley. It is the second article of a two-part series examining innovative station designs found in recreational cable cars that could be useful for urban implementation. Click here for the first article.  Heavenly Mountain Gondola (Nevada) In some situations, cabin parking may not be an issue — rather, it’s...

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Mar 24, 2014
Design Considerations

Urban Gondolas: Innovative Station Designs, Part 1

This is a guest post by Billy Beasley.  For many years, some critics of urban gondolas have argued that they won’t work in dense city centers due to the lack of space to build terminals. These stations, especially for larger lift types like the 3S or Aerial Tram require larger buildings to house the important machinery...

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Feb 06, 2013

Tower Removals

Ever wonder how towers are removed when an old cable system is dissembled? Well Vail Resorts released a video documenting the entire process which showcases the precision helicopter work that was required. Check it out!

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Feb 29, 2012
Just For Fun, Questions, Thoughts

Gondola Tunes

Commuting to work on public transit can give you a chance to catch up on sleep , read, do work, avoid the hassle of finding parking, etc etc. However, it can also be stressful — overcrowding, lack of personal space and unfamiliarity with transit routes can all be frustrating. But now the Silver Queen Gondola in Aspen,...

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Jan 05, 2012
Innovations, Vail High-Speed MDG

Is This The World’s Fastest Gondola?

(Correction/Update: This is certainly not the world’s fastest gondola. MDG systems routinely eclipse the 6 m/s threshold. For more details click here.) A couple weeks ago I brought attention to a new gondola that’s going to be built in Vail, Colorado. While the system is in no way urban, it did have the curious feature of...

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Oct 28, 2011
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: No Cable Cars For Aspen

A couple highlights from around the world of Urban Gondolas, Gondola Transit, and Cable Propelled Transit (slow week, sorry): Elected officials for ski area reject ski lifts – The Elected Officials Transportation Committee (ETOC) have rejected a proposal to study a concept plan to link all four ski mountains of Aspen, Colorado by cable cars...

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