Snowbird to replace its 50-year-old tram cabins, offer riders a rooftop experience


An artist rendering of a brand new tram cabin at Snowbird Resort. The tram will function a rooftop deck atop the cabin riders can use through the summer time. (Snowbird Resort)

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LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON — Folks using the tram at Snowbird will quickly get an expertise in contrast to some other within the nation.

Resort officers on Tuesday unveiled the design of two new cabins for its tram service to Hidden Peak, which is able to provide a rooftop balcony for riders in the summertime months — a first-of-its-kind function in america.

The present aerial tram cabins, which date again to Snowbird’s opening in 1971 and have traveled near 795,000 miles, will make their final run on April 3 earlier than they’re retired. The tram service will stay offline whereas the brand new tram cabins are put in.

The brand new tram cabins are anticipated to be up and operating in late June.

“As Snowbird celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, we’re recognizing each our storied previous and making an exhilarating improve to our iconic aerial tram,” stated Dave Fields, president and common supervisor of Snowbird, in an announcement Tuesday. “The tram and Snowbird have offered year-round pleasure for 5 many years, however the brand new tram cabins promise to take this pleasure to an entire new degree.”

The brand new cabins have been constructed by the Doppelmayr Group in Olten, Switzerland, and are at the moment on the best way to their everlasting house on the resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon, based on Snowbird executives. They are saying the cabins with a “modern exterior design” will function floor-to-ceiling home windows and three, 3-foot by 3-foot glass flooring panels so riders can view the bottom under.

The roof balcony has sufficient house for as many as 15 individuals, who could have “unobstructed 360-degree views of Peruvian Gulch, Mount Superior, and extra, as an improve to summertime scenic tram rides,” based on Snowbird.

The rooftop balcony can be obtainable to riders through the summertime as soon as the tram is again in service in June.

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