New gondola opens to public |

New gondola opens to public

Lift from Wildhorse Meadows to base area now operating

Resort Ventures West Director of Sales and Marketing Kerry Shea

Gondola at a glance

■ Free to public

■ Four pairs of six-passenger cabins

■ One-way trip takes 3 minutes and 30 seconds, including midway slowdown

■ Uphill capacity: 340 passengers per hour, expandable in future with additional cabins

■ No ski racks — bring your gear on board

■ Winter hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

■ No need to step up or down — cabin exit is flush with loading platform

■ Parking: Leave your car at the rear of Meadows Parking lot and carry your skis across the Wildhorse Bridge on Bangtail Way.

■ Time between gondola car arrivals: 1 minute and 25 seconds