Earlier this week Snowbird announced that they will be replacing their iconic tram cabins, after 50 years of transporting skiers and snowboarders up to the top of Hidden Peak. The new cabins are expected to be put up and running for Snowbird’s summer season in June.
This project has been two years in the making with Snowbird working with The Doppelmayr Group to complete these new cabins in Olten, Switzerland. With the cabins now complete, they have begun to make their journey to their new home in Little Cottonwood Canyon.
These new cabins will be quite the spectacle, offering amazing views of Snowbird with it’s floor-to-ceiling windows, along with a new rooftop balcony that will be used during the summer. This rooftop deck will be the first one in the United States and will allow 15 guests to enjoy the view. Along with the new tram cabins, the tram drive system will also be getting a complete technological upgrade.
The original tram will have it’s final day on April 3rd, 2022 and over the course of it’s lifetime has traveled a little over 794,994 miles. The same distance as traveling to the Moon and back one and a half times.
“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.”