Monday, April 18, 2016

Jackson Hole. The heroes behind the Jackson Hole Aerial Tram

One of the most iconic lifts in the world and the linchpin of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort dream. Enjoy this inside look at running and maintaining the Aerial Tram.
Big Red, is the second tram of its kind at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. In 2006, after forty years of service, we retired the first tram and began building the new bigger and sleeker version, which currently runs today. The original Tram held 52 people and took 10.5 minutes to reach the summit, while the new tram holds 100 and takes just about 9 minutes to the top. 

Tram info: 
  • Ride time/length: 9 minutes, 4,139 vertical feet
  • Nickname: Big Red, The Red Heli
  • Birthdate: December 19, 2008
  • Construction Dates: April 2007 - December 2008

Jackson Hole has long been a Winter Destination Mecca for skiers and snowboarders.
Jackson Hole is located 11 miles from the town of Jackson in Teton Village in the U.S. state of Wyoming, near the western border with Idaho. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is ranked #1 Overall Resort in North America by the annual SKI Magazine Reader's Poll. Jackson Hole boasts one of the longest, steepest continuous vertical drops of any ski area in North America. You can ski 4,139 leg-burning, vertical feet from 10,450 feet down to 6,311 feet. The ski resort receives an average of 360 inches of snowfall per year and gets people out on the hill with eight chairlifts, a gondola and the famous aerial tram.

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