8-MGD Sweetwater Gondola
|Vertical rise||390.0 m|
|Inclined length||1,279.0 m|
The Sweetwater 8-passenger gondola is the stunning new feeder lift that provides access to the Jackson Hole ski area in Wyoming (USA). It increases transport capacity and carries up to 2,000 guests an hour to the mid and top stations. The installation replaces two older chairlifts and services a new enhanced ski school facility in the lower section. The more advanced winter sports practitioners can reach other sectors on the mountain via the mid station. They also benefit from a huge increase in comfort: Guests no longer have to transfer from one lift to the other, as was previously necessary, but can now remain seated in the cabin and enjoy a fast trip into the heart of the ski area.
The comfortable CWA cabins and the attractive, curved lines of the top station's architecture, echoing the design of the stations at the base, make the Sweetwater lift a real eye-catcher for regional guests and tourists alike. Despite the fact there was still snow on the ground at the start of construction in May 2016, Doppelmayr successfully completed the lift on schedule for the inauguration in November 2016. Sweetwater is the second Doppelmayr ropeway installation in Jackson Hole within two years: The Teton chairlift went into service in 2015.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and the Doppelmayr/ Garaventa Group are linked by a longstanding partnership encompassing a string of successful ropeway projects: the popular Jackson Hole Aerial Tram (Big Red), several fixed-grip chairlifts and a detachable chairlift. The latest contract was awarded to Doppelmayr thanks to the company’s many years of experience, its attention to detail and its reliability.