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Tue May 30, 2006
Jackson Tram Starts Final Summer Season
Laramie, Wy – The landmark tram at Jackson Hole Mountain
Resort resumed shuttling summer tourists over this Memorial Day weekend.
After 40 years of shuttling millions of skiers and summer tourists up a mountain, the tram will be retired for good after the end of the summer season.
Resort officials say the tram is increasingly difficult to maintain, and not terribly efficient.
The tram completed its final winter season on April second.
This summer, the tram will carry hikers, mountain bikers and sightseers to the top of Rendezvous Mountain outside Jackson.
It's official last day will be October first.
Speculation over its replacement has become the talk of the town.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is considering either another tram with a couple of cars, or a bi-cable gondola system with smaller, but more numerous, cars.