Historic Day in Jackson Hole as Tram Car #1 is Placed on Track Cables
Teton Village, WY .October 29, 2008 – Spectators watched and applauded as crews placed the first of two Aerial Tram cars onto the track cables today at JHMR.
New Jackson Hole Tram Going Up!
Covered with specially made covers by Marmot, the first Tram car was moved from the upper parking lot to 150 feet above the nearly completed lower terminal, where crews then attached the hangar to the top of the car and then lifted it up by crane 80 feet and placed it onto the track cables.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will begin operations on November 29, 2008, and the new Aerial Tram will open for ridership on December 20th, following a not to be missed "Tram Unveiling Night Show" at 6:00pm on Friday, December 19th. Stay tuned for updates on the Tram Launch festivities, which will include dinner specials and parties at Teton Village restaurants and bars, as well as construction progress at www.tram-formation.com. Also listen to weekly updates and chances to win FREE lift tickets for the 2008/09 winter season with Fish on KMTN radio each Friday morning at 8:40am.
The new Aerial Tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will be twice the size of the original, carrying 100 passengers. The sleek, new cabins, and visually inspiring base terminal only add to the faster and more efficient "cable to the sky". As well as the journey, it is the destination that captures the spirit of the Jackson Hole Tram. Soaring 4,139 vertical feet in 9 minutes to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain is unrivaled in the ski industry, cresting the Tetons with an endless choice of ski routes below, not to mention incredible 360-degree views.
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