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Splice of Aerial Tram Haul Rope Happening Today at JHMR

Posted on - 2008-10-07

Splice of Aerial Tram Haul Rope Happening Today at JHMR
One step closer to completion of the NEW Aerial Tram at Jackson Hole!

(Teton Village, WY. October 7, 2008) – Crews have been on top of a temporary bridge nicknamed the "Stairway to Heaven" , suspended 60 feet above the ground on the Aerial Tram track cables, working to complete a 220 foot splice of the haul rope yesterday and today.  Norm Duke, one of the top rope splicers in the United States, who also happens to be a Jackson Hole local, is splicing the haul rope with the help of a crew of up to 15 workers. 

Spectators have come out to watch the workers on the bridge and take photos of this construction milestone.  "Energy is high out here," said Tim Mason, VP of Operations at the resort, "People are beginning to realize that there really is going to be a new Aerial Tram ready for this winter."

The splice is expected to be completed by the end of today.  The Tram cars have been delivered to Teton Village and should be hung on the track cables by the end of the month.  All construction updates, photos and video can be found at , along with your chance to win a spot on the FIRST TRAM this December!

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will begin operations on November 29, 2008 and the new Aerial Tram is due to launch on December 20th, stay tuned for progress at, or listen to weekly construction updates and chances to win FREE lift tickets for the 2008/09 winter season with Fish on KMTN radio each Friday morning at 8:40am.

The new Aerial Tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will be twice the size of the original, carrying 100 passengers.  The sleek, new cabins, and visually inspiring base terminal only add to the faster and more efficient “cable to the sky”. As well as the journey, it is the destination that captures the spirit of the Jackson Hole Tram. Soaring 4,139 vertical feet in 9 minutes to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain is unrivaled in the ski industry, cresting the Tetons with an endless choice of ski routes below, not to mention incredible 360 views.

We continue to share our excitement through words, images and video capturing the enormity of this project on For a preview of the full “Cable to the Sky” documentary please click here.