The Sweetwater gondola announced by Jackson Hole in 2015 will be under construction this summer. The plan is for the second gondola at JH to be ready for 2016-17. The 8-passenger gondola will replace the Eagles's Rest and Sweetwater chairlifts and include a mid-station. Beginners and intermediates will get easier access to mid-mountain terrain on Rendezvous mountain served by the Casper chairlift.
An announcement was made on the JH website in Jan 2016. A sign has been up at JH since January.
"The new gondola is being built by Doppelmayr Inc, with an 8-person cabin, the lift will have a capacity of 2,000 people per hour. The 1,276 foot vertical ride will take seven and one half minutes."
For more technical details about the new gondola: