State officials completed a three-day inspection of the tram at Jay Peak Resort last week. While the lift passed load tests, according to resort officials, state inspectors have not yet authorized operation of the tram.
Inspectors found a small crack in one of the cabins that must be repaired before the tram can be put back into service.
Michael Goldberg, the SEC receiver responsible for operating the resort, plans to have the repair, at an estimated cost of $12,000, completed by June 27. “We are confident though it will be open to the public by the time our weddings resume the weekend of July 2,” Goldberg said by email.
“We have completed a successful evacuation drill and passed the required load test,” Goldberg wrote. “The inspectors however, did ask us to complete one repair of the cabins before conducting their final review.”
The lift will not be ready for the Porsche Convention to be held this week.
Earlier this month, state officials ordered the resort to stop running the tram and issued “an order for corrective action” requiring the resort to replace key components, including the brake and electrical system. The tram, which is the only lift that takes visitors to the top of the mountain, hasn’t been used since the end of the ski season.
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