The entire skiing world laughed back in 1995 when Big Sky broke ground on the original Lone Peak Tram. Building a functional lift to ferry skiers and riders to the top of Lone Peak seemed unfeasible, let alone dangerous.
27 years later, Big Sky is working to replace the original tram with a new, and much larger lift. The new tram is expected to carry 75 passengers per car, a significant upgrade from the 15-person carrying capacity of the original tram.
The work going on this summer to install the new Lone Peak Tram at Big Sky Resort (Montana) is absolutely incredible. Thankfully, Big Sky has been releasing short clips to share updates on how the new tram is coming along.
The most recent clip, posted yesterday, shows construction crews using a helicopter to pour concrete to build the top terminal’s east wall at 11,000′ above sea level. Badass, I know.
Check out the clip below: