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JH New Tram Terminal Design Unveiled

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Just in case you have not seen this, the JH New Tram Terminal Design has been unveiled. Note the size of the top terminal and TRAM car.

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I don't care what it looks like, when is it going to open?
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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has signed a contract for construction with Doppelmayr CTEC, the world's leading tram engineers, and plans for the $25 million replacement are now in an engineering phase. Construction will commence June 2007 and take two summers. Scheduled opening is December 2008.

The other questions:

When will the existing TRAM stop running for demolition?

How will ski patrol get the dogs and food to the top of the mountain next season if the existing TRAM is not running? Snowcat I presume which will consume a lot more fuel. They may just leave the dogs at Corbets over night or just take the dogs up on the lift. Patrollers probably like the idea of having the dogs up top during early morning Avalanche control work just in case.
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Construction will commence June 2007 and take two summers. Scheduled opening is December 2008.
Is that Bob waiting in line already?
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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has signed a contract for construction with Doppelmayr CTEC, the world's leading tram engineers, and plans for the $25 million replacement are now in an engineering phase. Construction will commence June 2007 and take two summers. Scheduled opening is December 2008.

The other questions:

When will the existing TRAM stop running for demolition?

How will ski patrol get the dogs and food to the top of the mountain next season if the existing TRAM is not running? Snowcat I presume which will consume a lot more fuel. They may just leave the dogs at Corbets over night or just take the dogs up on the lift. Patrollers probably like the idea of having the dogs up top during early morning Avalanche control work just in case.
The existing tram will run for awhile this summer to aid in construction of the new tower foundations. Everything I've heard indicates that the "old" one will be taken down forever sometime late this summer.

As to how they'll do snow control next winter, I don't know if they still have figured that out. They can't really use a cat because the only cat road up Rendezvous Bowl goes directly across the worst of the Rendezvous Bowl avalanche path. I honestly don't know how they're going to do it on high-hazard days.

One thing I do know is that we will probably see something a LOT closer to the way Alta and Snowbird open their mountains on avi days; section by section. I wouldn't come here next season planning to get first tracks on Rendezvous Bowl at 9:00am on a snowy day.

Oh, and Lonnie, they asked me to pose there for the artist's drawing. Yes, that IS me.
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They had better put an enclosure around the off load structue at the top. They show none in the rendering photo.

If you have ever been up there you will agree that the wind can and does howl most of the time. The ice sicles go sideways off the tram building at the top. Normally it is all about off load, go outside and click in as fast as possible and ski off the top ASAP to get out of the wind and weather.
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