Browsing entries tagged with Lifts

24 Jan 2013

Whistler installs overdue new chairs

Whistler installs overdue new chairs

At last Whistler is installing its first six-person chairlift. We have been complaining for years that the resort’s fast quad chairs are oversubscribed and outdated and should be replaced by modern six-…

6 Dec 2011

Dolomite resorts open with new snow, new lifts

Dolomite resorts open with new snow, new lifts

You can ‘ski nearly everywhere’ in the Dolomiti Superski region apparently: nine of the 12 regions have declared themselves open and offering 124 lifts and 210km pistes for starters. Cortina,…

1 Aug 2011

Norquay to reopen old teahouse

Norquay to reopen old teahouse

Yes, we know it’s not a photo of the teahouse but ... The concept of the ‘chondola’ lift isn’t new apparently: the photo above shows an original hybrid lift at Mt Norquay in Banff.…

20 Apr 2011

Saalbach plans more fast lifts

Saalbach plans more fast lifts

Saalbach-Hinterglemm in Austria is investing in lifts upgrades yet again, with two more fast lifts planned next season. The resort has spent millions making it’s lift system one on the slickest in…

28 Oct 2010

Saas lifts open longer

Saas lifts open longer

You can start the season in Saas Fee a little earlier this year, with two non-glacier lifts opening a forthnight early. The Swiss resort has announced plans to open the Spielboden and Längfluh gondola…

17 May 2010

Olympic chair moves to Banff

Olympic chair moves to Banff

A chairlift installed temporarily for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games is moving to a new home in Banff. The fast quad used to transport spectators and athletes to the Alpine events in Whistler…

1 Mar 2010

Lifts damaged in Pyrenees storm

Lifts damaged in Pyrenees storm

Several ski resorts in the Haute Pyrenees suffered damage as a result of a powerful storm last weekend. Storm Xynthia raged through the mountains, a fierce and abrupt weather front, with gale force winds…

23 Dec 2008

Alpe-d’Huez introduces free lifts and new runs

Alpe-d’Huez has always been a good resort for beginners and novice skiers, but now it’s even better: four lifts will be free to use from this winter. Novices will also have the option of a…

19 May 2008

French gondolas get new safety stickers

French gondola cabins are receiving new safety stickers, clearly indicating how to behave when riding the lifts.The government initiative follows a man’s death in Chamonix this season, when he fell…

23 Jan 2007

Ski jump rebuilt for Montgenevre centenary

Conditions permitting, the French resort of Montgenèvre will mark its centenary celebrations by reconstructing the jump which brought skiing to the resort. Although interest in winter sports began…

26 Oct 2006

Mayrhofen makes it big; Hochzillertal gets better

New lifts are often referred to as the ‘biggest’, ‘highest’, ‘longest’, ‘top-performance’ and so on. For Austria’s Zillertal region, preparing for…

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