Jackson Hole to debut new $32 million tram
December 10, 2008
JACKSON, Wyo. ” Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in northwest Wyoming will open its new $32 million aerial tram to the public on Dec. 20.
The ski resort is planning public ceremonies with fireworks and other events beginning the night before.
The tram has been under construction for nearly two years.
It replaces a well-known, bright red tram that carried people to the top of Rendezvous Mountain for 40 years. The old tram was shut down in 2006 over concerns about the cost of keeping it running safely.
The new tram will carry 100 passengers in each of its two cars. It will make the more than 4,100-vertical-foot trek up the mountain in nine minutes. The old tram took 12 minutes to reach the top.