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Lone Peak Tram, Big Sky Resort

Location: Big Sky, MT

​Overview: The Lone Peak Tram at Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana is being constructed to replace the ski resort’s old tram as part of a new base-to-peak lift system. The new tram will have a 2,100-foot vertical rise with a single support tower and two 75-person capacity tram cars. The top terminal is at the edge of the mountain top at an elevation of over 11,000 feet. Our Bozeman, Montana location assisted in the geotechnical investigation in addition to providing Construction Observations and materials testing.

​Services Provided: Geotechnical Investigation(s) and Construction Observations and Materials Testing (COMT) for upper and lower terminals, tower, connecting gondola structures, and restaurant.

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