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Jackson Hole's New Tram Cars Have Arrived

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The two new tram cars are in town!

I haven't seen them yet, but they're here now. My understanding is that they'll be installed on the cables sometime in the next couple weeks and they'll do load testing almost constantly for the next several weeks.

The ski corp is going to keep the new cars covered until the big opening ceremony on December 19, so we won't have any photos of the paint job until then.

You can follow the progress of the construction of the new tram here: Tram-Formation

And in case you didn't see if when I posted it in the Gathering thread, here's a photo of the ski area taken this past Monday morning (October 13):



Photo by Tristan Greszko.
post #2 of 7
yeah looks great!

The stats say the new tram holds about twice as many people, has twice the hp and goes faster too! So it sounds like they'll have all the more uphill capacity.
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I'm kind of mad at myself for never making it to Jackson to ride the old tram. That one was on my "must hit lift" list.

I guess I'll have to go and ride the new one, but it just won't feel the same.
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Hey Bob

Looking at the photos on the tram-formation site, it looks like there is a tremendous amount of slack in one of the cables, presumably the haul cable? I don't remember there being that amount of slack in the old tram, or was it there? Do they take that slack out somewhere in the commissioning process?

Mike
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Bob, all I can think when I look at that picture is............
ahhhhhhhhh!
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Will be riding it in January. See you then.
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Originally Posted by dumpy View Post
I'm kind of mad at myself for never making it to Jackson to ride the old tram. That one was on my "must hit lift" list.

I guess I'll have to go and ride the new one, but it just won't feel the same.
I wouldn't be too upset. Old tram or new its still not a bad place to ski if you like that sort of thing. Powder days at JH well powder days are like heaven If you can get a room in the Village Center Inn make your reservation and don't look back. The Village Center Inn including lift tickets is relatively cheap and its the building skiers right of the tram. Yeah its that close.

This is the last year for the Village Center Inn and maybe the HostelX.com a few buildings over. A lot of history in the HostelX. They should make the downstairs of the HostelX into a museum.
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