Snowbird just dropped some bombshell news. They are replacing their tram cars with brand-new cars that will feature glass floors and rooftop balconies for summer travel.
Snowbird is the first ski resort in the US to install these cars.
I can’t wait to see what these new cars look like. They’re going to be incredible to ride in the summer. Soaking in those views from a moving tram’s rooftop balcony in Little Cottonwood Canyon is going to be amazing.
The new trams are expected to open in Late June 2022.
Here’s the full press release from Snowbird:
SNOWBIRD TO GET NEW TRAMS, FIRST IN THE UNITED STATES WITH ROOFTOP BALCONY
The new cabins will feature a summer rooftop balcony and glass floor panels.
Snowbird, Utah – March 1, 2022 – After 50 years of transporting millions of skiers and snowboarders to Snowbird’s 11,000-foot Hidden Peak, the resort’s iconic Aerial Tram will get new Tram cabins this spring. The original Tram cabins have traveled approximately 794,994 miles during their lifetime—the same distance as traveling to the Moon and back over one and a half times. Snowbird worked closely with The Doppelmayr Group on this exciting upgrade, and after two years of planning, the new Tram cabins have been completed in Olten, Switzerland, and are on their way to their permanent home.
The new Tram cabins, expected to be fully installed and operational for Snowbird’s summer season this June, will feature a sleek exterior design, floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as summer seasonal experiences including a rooftop balcony for foot passengers and three glass floor panels in each cabin.
“As Snowbird celebrates its 50th Anniversary, we are recognizing both our storied past and making a thrilling upgrade to our iconic Aerial Tram,” said Snowbird President and General Manager Dave Fields. “The Tram and Snowbird have provided year-round excitement for five decades, but the new Tram cabins promise to take this excitement to a whole new level.”
The summertime rooftop deck will be the first of its kind in the United States, allowing 15 guests to enjoy unobstructed 360-degree views of Peruvian Gulch, Mount Superior and more as an upgrade to summertime scenic Tram rides. The summer Tram will also feature three, three-foot by three-foot glass floor panels for daring guests to view the scenery below. Finally, the Tram drive system will receive a complete technological upgrade. The original Tram cabins will take their final rides on April 3, 2022.
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