exterior finishing

May 2023

At the beginning of April, the two cabins came out of the paint shop - one black, the other blue. Right after glazing, the new flooring was laid. Now CWA Constructions, a division of Garaventa, will start with the interior work: electrical door mechanisms, handrails, seat benches, driver's cab, ventilation windows, glass floors, the entire electrification, and much more.

"The Factory Acceptance Test is scheduled for mid-June so that the cabins can be on their way from Olten, Switzerland, to Big Sky, Montana, by the end of June," said Alain Bovey, Project Manager at CWA Constructions.

Cabin Fabrication

Winter 2022-23

While we have been enjoying winter and an incredible ski season, work has continued behind the scenes and around the world on the new Lone Peak Tram. From our local construction logistics managers to the team building the Tram cabins in Europe, our teams have been busy as we prepare to install the Lone Peak Tram this summer. In recent months, CWA in Switzerland has assembled the aluminum Tram cabin frames, primed and painted the exterior with several coats of a special UV-resistant paint and glaze, and is preparing the interior for finishing. The haul ropes have also shipped and are on their way to Big Sky.

As soon as we close for the winter season on April 23, local teams will begin snow removal on roads, the top and bottom terminal construction sites, and the new tower site to prepare for this summer’s work and work towards opening in November 2023.

The new Lone Peak Tram cabins will have a total capacity of 75 people. During the winter season, the capacity will be managed based on mountain and operating conditions to preserve the experience of skiing and riding the Tram. Ski patrol will determine a safe capacity based on open terrain, conditions, and weather. Learn more about accessing the new Tram in our FAQs.

Final Cabin Designs

Winter 2022-23

The cabin designs have been finalized for the new Lone Peak Tram. The Tram is the heartbeat of the mountain, acting as a tool for our guests to ignite their creativity as they flow down the slopes, or simply view the expansive landscape from the highest scenic overlook in Montana. Inspired by the 360° views off Lone Peak, the energy of the land arises with a pulse of line variation that captures the eye for an unforgettable and unique representation of our lift and mountain experience.