Lift Crew c.1958

March 6, 2019


Courtesy of the New England Ski Museum

The lift crew on the Wildcat Gondola c.1958.The two-person gondola was built by Carlevaro and Savio of Turin, Italy, and was their first American installation. The American builders had to struggle with plans in metric dimensions and in Italian, and when engineer Savio visited the site he discovered that the base terminal plans had gotten reversed and the track was built backwards. He made rapid adjustments and the installation continued unaffected. The gondola operated until 1999.

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