Lift Me Up, Lift Me Up, Oh La La La La
pop quiz; these 'dicks' create a soundtrack for speed
Ever since April every ski instructor, piste basher driver, lift operator and every member of mountain restaurant staff in the northern hemisphere have been doing their 'summer job'; for most this is in construction.
Besides new chalets, renovation projects and highways a very significant number have been working on improvements to ski lift infrastructure. Whilst the sun has shone there has been the upgrading of ski lifts, the installing of new ski gondolas, the creation of brand new pistes and many other extensions to ski resort areas. All over what are the snowy winter mountain regions of the northern hemisphere, cranes, diggers and great big pieces of steel have been used to improve our fun come the next ski season.
'Ski Resort Info' has compiled a list of all the ski infrastructure projects they know about in Europe. From Iceland to Bosnia and Herzegovenia they have uncovered 126 new ski lifts under construction.
In North America they go even further; a couple of the big resort operators have been busy with their finiancial advisers and have bought up a few extra ski resorts; hopefully allowing us skiers to ski in more resorts with one ski pass in the future.
It looks to me like most of the ski resorts in the world are pretty confident of a future with cold winters and plenty of snow; perhaps they are all climate change deniers!
To catch up with ski lift expansion from 2013-14 read my previous article.
pop trivia: "Lift me up, lift me up, Oh la la la la" is a line for the 'Moby' track 'Lift Me Up' from the 2005 album 'Hotel. The track was used by several organisations around the world as a signature tune for motor sports.
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