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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Nov 16, 2012
Weekly Roundup


A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas, and cable propelled transit: Perhaps the world’s most luxurious gondola cabin is set to debut in Zillertal, Austria. Select cabin interiors are fully decked out with a BMW 7-Series inspired theme which includes leather seats, massage...

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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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Dec 20, 2011

What Wi-Fi Equipped Gondolas Teach Us About The Cable Industry

Vail Resorts in Colorado just recently announced plans to replace a 4-seater chairlift with a new gondola system. That in itself isn’t particularly exciting or interesting. What is, however, is the plan to equip each and every gondola with a Wi-Fi connection. Why a skier would need such a connection escapes me, but it’s a welcome...

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