Sun Valley River Run Gondola Construction Begins

Posted By: Steve Bellamy on August 6, 2009 12:16 am

Sun Valley is doing the wonderful and putting some cap ex into their spectacular resort.  They get a big high fiver from The Ski Channel.  Construction has begun on the new River Run Gondola with helicopter installation of 21 towers that span nearly 2000 feet.  The Gondola will be ready in November and will feature 56 eight person cablns/cars.  We like to call em cars.  Most ski people call em cabins. 

The total trip will take 8 minutes and will shuttle skiers and snowboarders from the River Run Day Lodge to the Roundhouse Restaurant.  When passing over the Lower Olympic ski run, passengers will be about 200 feet in the air.