Jay Peak Resort reopened its aerial tram Saturday for the summer after repairs and clearance from state engineers.
This week, the iconic attraction will run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Thursday. On Friday, it will be open until sunset, just in time for the holiday weekend.
The resort recently completed a multi-day inspection of the tram after the resort with state passenger tram overseers flew in an aerial tram specialist.
Inspectors conducted a successful load test designed to ensure that all of the conveyance’s electrical, hauling and braking systems functioned normally under strenuous conditions. After passing the load test, resort personnel successfully completed and passed an evacuation drill. The team also inspected the tram’s towers and its bolting structures. All were found to be operating normally, officials said.
On the last day of the inspection, inspectors found a hairline crack to one of the components of one of the tram carriages. That part was removed and replaced this past week. State officials certified the tram as operational on Friday.
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