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    Bretton Woods to install Gondola

    This is kind of strange.It is reported that it is going to be not primarily for skiing but for all seasons to use for weddings and the like.Thats cool but the lift is shown going past and not stopping at the upper lodge.Weird.https://liftblog.com/2017/12/14/bret...enger-gondola/

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    Here is the proposed route.
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    Year round weeding and events functions in the if I recall reading on a different article about it, enhanced lodge, will likely pay for this lift in not too many years. Having been a part of a few decent sized family reunions at the Mount Washington Hotel over the years, they put on a GREAT event for guests and groups, and it's not a cheap event either. Add in the views at elevation of Mount Washington on a clear day, and I can fully see the year round event appeal of this, with use as a ski lift, maybe almost a secondary function of this lift...
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    From the article:
    "Fayban’s top terminal will be moved downhill..."

    That's the only thing that I don't like about this. While I am not a fan of Fayban's Express in general, since it is anything but an "express", it's still a bummer to see a chair lose vertical.

    I wonder what the ROI is on this $15 million project.

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    Bretton Woods to install Gondola

    I don’t have a BW pass this year, but I usually do. Ski-wise, a gondola provides virtually no benefit to that mountain but I wish them luck with it in the off-season.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VTKilarney View Post
    From the article:
    "Fayban’s top terminal will be moved downhill..."

    That's the only thing that I don't like about this. While I am not a fan of Fayban's Express in general, since it is anything but an "express", it's still a bummer to see a chair lose vertical.

    I wonder what the ROI is on this $15 million project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eatskisleep View Post
    that lift is a savior on a busy day. Best kept secret.
    enough time to eat your lunch on that lift ! or nap
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    Just noticed they are building a new summit lodge.Never liked the location of 44 not being at the top.
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    They're trying to compete with Bellayre to see who can waste the most $$$ on a pointless gondola.

    Weddings in the summer? That logic works for most ski resorts. But most ski resorts don't have a premier hotel like the Mount Washington hotel at the foot of their mountain. I'd imagine that generates good wedding business, yes? That's me speculating though...
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    The MWH probably books up for the season and this just adds another venue for events.

    With how busy the MWV is in summer I bet that Gondola attracts a decent crowd

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