Yet another major milestone has been reached in the rebuild of the Sea to Sky Gondola.
Last week, all 30 new replacement cabins for the gondola line arrived at the attraction’s base parking lot.
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According to operators, the cabins were manufactured by Switzerland’s CWA and are the same model of cabin that was previously used. Each cabin fits up to eight people and are fully accessible for both wheelchairs and strollers.
None of the previous cabins are being retained for use, with many sustaining significant damage from plummeting onto the ground below on August 10, when the cable was cut in an intentional act of vandalism. Police have not issued an update to their investigation and any potential suspects.
Operators add that in addition to ongoing repairs to the gondola, maintenance, and security system enhancements, they will soon begin the process of suspending the cabins onto the new replacement cable, which was installed at the end of October. This process includes outfitting them with the group and hanger assemblies that have also just arrived.
Each one-way gondola ride to an elevation of 885 metres above the sea level of Howe Sound takes 10 minutes.
With the progress made as of this month, operators remain confident they will be able to reopen their attraction in early-Spring 2020.