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Bretton Woods Gondola Progress (March 2019)

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#1 NHskier13

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 07:47 PM

Hello everyone, hope you're all doing well.
Went skiing at Bretton Woods, NH this weekend. They have a base-to-summit Gondola in the works for the Mount Rosebrook side of the mountain. The B-chair (70's Heron Double) has been removed.

On the map - Where the Gondola is going to go. Notice the truncated Fabyan's Triple (it used to unload into High Ridge). Thought I was losing my marbles when I was skating across High Ridge and the upper terminal was not where I thought it was. [Image source : Skimap.org higher res at - https://skimap.org/d.../1541304736.jpg]
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Bottom Terminal : Fresh Dopp Hardware
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Bottom Terminal From The Hill
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Tower Footing As Seen From Bethlehem Express
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Presumably Another Footing, Covered In Snow
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Presumably Another Footing Covered In Snow (I'm just going off the orange ropes) Supposedly, this quad is staying in. Doesn't that tower look like it's a bit close? May be perspective.
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Top Terminal - not as finished as bottom terminal
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Something's Being Built Up At The Top
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Fabyan's Triple New Top Station Site
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Top Terminal From Below
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Bretton Woods has more construction pics on their website from the summer & fall. (https://www.brettonw.../Gondola-Photos)
They claim the lift will be capable of 4.9 minute ride times (!!!) [read : Bethlehem express is shorter, and 6.5 minutes] and over 13 mph (1,144 feet/minute) My guess is that won't be the final operating speed, doesn't make a lot of sense to run that fast every day.
I am surprised that the Bethlehem Express is staying in, I figured it would be replaced by the gondola. My guess is it'll probably still operate on weekends.
Article with more details : https://www.conwayda...48d72a1ec8.html

This post has been edited by NHskier13: 17 March 2019 - 07:48 PM

#2 reaperskier

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 10:33 AM

Nice pics, donovan!
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