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Vail Gondola Construction Tour

Vail Village Gondola on Schedule for Nov. 16 Opening

Vail is replacing the venerable Vista Bahn Express with a new 10-passenger Leitner-Poma gondola that will be the first and fastest of its kind in North America. The new lift travels up to 1,230 feet per minute and has an hourly capacity of 3,600, an increase of 40 percent. The cabins offer heated seats, and riders will have wi-fi access for the duration of the 7.5-minute trip.

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Gravity Logic Forum 2012

From September 25-27, 2012, Gravity Logic hosted its annual forum in Whistler, B.C. With over 30 ski area attendees, the forum was packed with great presentations covering everything from marketing to risk management...and of course great riding. Whistler supplied three sunny days that allowed attendees to check out arguably one of the world’s best downhill bike parks.

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Summer Ops Camp 2012

The SAM Summer Ops Camp, based at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah Sept. 4-6, paired site visits to Park City, Canyons, and the Utah Olympic Park with a varied schedule of indoor sessions at Canyons on the business aspects of summer operations. Topics ranged from complementary marketing and activity development among neighboring resorts to examinations of specific types of activities, from ziplines and aerial parks to water decks.

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