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Is the tram leaving jackson?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
I heard a rumor that they were going to remove the tram from Jackson Hole. Is it true? How will you get to rendezvous then?
post #2 of 21
....Also, in unrelated breaking news:


TITANIC SINKS!!!!
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Here is one of several threads about the JH tram.
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=35703

The Titanic didn't sink too long ago. Leonardo DeCrapio isn't very old.
post #4 of 21
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Well I guess that narrow my list of places to go next winter if it closing in the fall!
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Man this is a tough crowd! Thanks U P for the support!
post #6 of 21
kc:

I have to admit that I thought UP's post was hilarious.

You need to undersand that the demise of the tram has been *almost* as popular a topic here on Epic as the demise of Bode Miller.

Yes, the tram is history as of this October. Yes, there will be a new chairlift that will access the top of the ski area. Yes, that chairlift will be horrendous to ride on some days, will be closed by weather many other days, and will lead to the mogulication of Rendezvous Bowl on the days people can ride it.

Now, nobody seems to know for sure what is happening. There are ongoing rumors that engineers are studying, finaciers are number-crunching, and marketeers are plotting. We wouldn't be surprised if there were a last-minute announcement that the tram is indeed, miraculously, still "safe" for another year or two.

Stay tuned, but perhaps a tiny bit closer to the radio.

And if you decide not to visit next year, well, we'll miss you.
post #7 of 21
When I was there a couple of weeks ago, I was told, that while the tram was going to be "decommisioned", if you will, it will not be removed right away. There will be a chair put in and in use for the public, but I was told the tram would remain on there for Patrol to use. It was also mentioned that if funding can be found that there would be a new tram "eventually" (it was mentioned that they wanted to use the same towers).
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Holy crap! The Titanic sunk?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Next you'll say the forums have Search button!
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Originally Posted by kcmcleary
Man this is a tough crowd! Thanks U P for the support!
Hey, no problem!!!

Btw- you aren't related to Dan Cleary from Grand Blanc, are you? And if you are thinking of ruling out JH if the tram is gone,.......DON'T. That place is still better than any other place in the country.
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Thread Starter 
thanks I found that article after U P made a fellow Michigander feel like an idiot! I have not been to J H in about 10 years so was not up todate.
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You'd be surprised....... I'm a smartass like that in real life too!!
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According to a covnersation that my party had with the marketing dept. at Jackson, permits have allready been submitted to the F.S. for aproval for either a new larger tram or for a new gondola system that would be multiple cabins stringed togehter with large gaps between section. I.e. multiple cabins with tram like spacing.

So it sounds to me like its going to be replaced, but they are ussing the demise of it for marketing purposes in the mean time.
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Originally Posted by mtbakerskier
According to a covnersation that my party had with the marketing dept. at Jackson, permits have allready been submitted to the F.S. for aproval for either a new larger tram or for a new gondola system that would be multiple cabins stringed togehter with large gaps between section. I.e. multiple cabins with tram like spacing.

So it sounds to me like its going to be replaced, but they are ussing the demise of it for marketing purposes in the mean time.
Ahhhh, the marketing dept. Article in recent JHNG local paper says they have only applied for a permit to the NFS, on Jan 18th, for the chairlift.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by JHrefugee
Ahhhh, the marketing dept. Article in recent JHNG local paper says they have only applied for a permit to the NFS, on Jan 18th, for the chairlift.
He's a wealth of knowledge, being that's he's been there ONCE, and in the last couple weeks... :
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters
kc:

Yes, the tram is history as of this October. Yes, there will be a new chairlift that will access the top of the ski area. Yes, that chairlift will be horrendous to ride on some days, will be closed by weather many other days, and will lead to the mogulication of Rendezvous Bowl on the days people can ride it.
Mogulication? I think I like that term.
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by MAGNOE
Mogulication? I think I like that term.
Just my little contribution to the mangleization of the English language.
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by BakerBoy
He's a wealth of knowledge, being that's he's been there ONCE, and in the last couple weeks... :
Well htats more than you have this year Besides one fo the guys I was left had lived in jackson for 5 years and was quite goodfriends with the head of the marketing dept.
post #19 of 21
Damn...I'm sorry, but THAT was funny. My co-workers were looking at me weird when I burst out laughing in my cubicle.
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What I don't understand is if the chair is a temporary solution why not make it a poma lift instead (like LL). It'll run more hours, cost less and keep the snow in better shape in the bowl.
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Originally Posted by wiscomike
What I don't understand is if the chair is a temporary solution why not make it a poma lift instead (like LL). It'll run more hours, cost less and keep the snow in better shape in the bowl.
#1 It might not end up being temporary. :

#2 They tried a surface lift a few years ago, didn't work to well for a bunch of reasons.

For me personally, I skied Rendezvous Bowl cause when you get off the tram your basic options are RB(includes ERT on skiers left) or Corbet's. 99.9% of the time it's not a hard choice. RB is not the terrain destination when you get off the tram, it's the start.
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