The Big Springs Gondola received a complete makeover this summer in advance of the winter season. Guests will now enjoy a comfortable ride to mid-mountain in refurbished cabins that feature new doors and windows, more cushioning in the seats, upgraded ski and snowboard racks that accommodate the newest technology, and a new exterior.
This was the first major face-lift for the gondolas since 1985 and includes new “BMW” silver paint, brand new interiors, and new bearings! The transformation to the new cabins is captured below and includes the hard work and dedication of the Northstar lift maintenance crew.
A lesson in recycling, we opted to refurbish the old cabins, repurpose the old windows and did all of the work in-house, aside from the paint stripping which was done using walnut shells. Come check them out on opening day!