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Old 01-01-2019, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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An aside: Did you know that the local ski area (Ski Apache) has the only enclosed gondola in New Mexico?
Apparently the difference between a gondola and a tram is that a tram doesn't have an up set of cables and a down set of cables, but rather each set of cables has a car that goes both ways.

So the Sandia Peak Tramway isn't technically a gondola.

But it is enclosed. And it's well over 2000 feet from top to bottom. Try like 4000 feet.
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Old 01-01-2019, 08:25 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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An aside: Did you know that the local ski area (Ski Apache) has the only enclosed gondola in New Mexico? It was refurbished several years ago and cabs increased from 4 to 6 person capacity. It runs from the parking lot to the highest point of the ski area.



Yes. I knew that...

I've been on Sandia Peak Tramway several times. And learned about Gondola's years ago in Germany and Japan while stationed...

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Old 01-02-2019, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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My intent in mentioning the Ski Apache gondola was to emphasize the ski area's uniqueness in comparison to the other ski areas in the state. It also has a variety of chair lifts, with several three and four person chairs and a total of nine altogether. Presently the ski area web site is claiming a 42" snowfall over the New Year holiday with a 60" base depth.


Several years ago the ski area developed mountain biking trails from the top to bottom and a 3-phase zip line, both of which are accessed by the gondola during the non-skiing months.l



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Old 01-02-2019, 07:08 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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My intent in mentioning the Ski Apache gondola was to emphasize the ski area's uniqueness in comparison to the other ski areas in the state.
But you appently did not look at the United States:

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_gondola_lifts


Ski Resort Gondolas


California:
Heavenly Gondola
Panorama Gondola Lower/Upper
Village Gondola
Big Springs Express Gondola
Highlands Gondola
Magic Carpet Gondola
Pulse (Pulse Gondola)
Colorado:
Elk Camp - Snowmass
Sky Cab (Pulse Gondola, Cabriolet)- Snowmass
Silver Queen Gondola - Aspen Mountain
Buckaroo Express Gondola
Riverfront Express Gondola
BreckConnect Gondola
River Run Gondola
Outpost Gondola
Silver Bullet Gondola
Telluride Village Gondola
Chondola
Eagle Bahn Gondola
Gondola One
Village Cabriolet
Idaho:
Roundhouse Gondola
Maine:
Chondola
Minnesota:
Lutsen Mountains
New Hampshire:
Wildcat Mountain Gondola (Removed)
New Jersey:
The Cabriolet (Open-Air Gondola)
New Mexico:
Ski Apache
New York:
Northwoods Gondola
Cloudsplitter Gondola
Vermont:
K-1 Gondola
Skyeship Gondola Stage 1/Stage 2
Utah:

Red Pine Gondola
Cabriolet (Open-Air Gondola)
waldorf Gondola
Quick Silver Gondola
Jordanelle Express Gondola
Needles Express Gondola
Strawberry Express Gondola
Washington:


Mount Rainier Gondola
Wyoming:

Bridger Gondola
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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But you appently did not look at the United States:
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:46 PM
 
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I hope it doesn't do that again any time soon! I plan on going right by there in a little over a week. According to the road maps (https://www.nmroads.com/mapIndex.html)earlier today the roads were closed right through part of the area I'll travel. I can go around, but any other route available was a long way to travel.

But I'm keeping an eye on it and hoping things will be OK going in and out when the time comes.
Thrilled to say my fear was unfounded. Made it all the way through without a hitch. Which I expected, but also feared the unexpected since my luck isn't always the best.

Now, if only this GD wifi worked worth a darn in this motel! I've stayed here 3 times now, and this makes my wife's fourth (my son came with her last time). It was zero problem those other times. This time it's deathly slow, doesn't route anything at all sometimes, drops connections, etc. I'd use my phone as a hotspot except it doesn't seem to want to work very well in this place either. It's fine all over outside, but not here. Didn't work at all for me in Dalhart, TX as well.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:57 AM
 
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Yeaaaaaaaaaah, baby!!! Waxing the skis at the ski shop now, see Ruidoso in a week.
That is great since the bowl is necessary to stay away from the dangerous amateurs that flock to that mountain to ski. I stopped skiing there many years ago because of how hazardous the skiers are at the lower runs.
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Ruidoso set a record Friday,.. said the previous record was 14 inches set decades earlier.
I don't know if I believe that. Several years ago in Santa Fe we got, like, 12-14 inches in a day, for two days in a row. There was more than 2 feet on the ground after those two days had passed.
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:04 PM
 
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wow thats a large amount of snow.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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I don't know if I believe that. Several years ago in Santa Fe we got, like, 12-14 inches in a day, for two days in a row. There was more than 2 feet on the ground after those two days had passed.

The article says "in one day." Ruidoso has had more depth in the past after more than a day of heavy snowfall. Here are two photos taken from my front door of this most recent snowfall. The Jeep in the one photo is my neighbor's. It's surprising how many older homes don't even have a carport here, much less a garage. I at least have a carport and it helps tremendously to keep my car from becoming snowbound.


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