A cable mishap last week on Jay Peak’s iconic tram won’t delay it from opening as planned later this month, the resort’s general manager said Thursday.
Though the resort has begun its ski season with other lifts, the tram is not set to start up until the week of Dec. 19, said Jay Peak’s Steve Wright.
Workers are fixing one of the tram’s cables this week after ice weighed it down and then melted quickly, causing it to bounce back into place with so much force it got wrapped around another cable, Wright said.
Ice tends to build up on the cables every year during November and December due to temperature fluctuations, the general manager said. Normally the cables come back into place slowly as the ice melts little by little, he said.
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