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10 aerial trams with unmatchable views

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Bird's-eye view

Some of the world's greatest mountains are popular for their skiing, but for many people, the allure of these places is not the slopes, but the view from a chairlift or aerial tram. In any season, the mountain scenery seen from such a vantage point is a novelty that never loses its allure.

Though most people associate gondola lifts with alpine landscapes, this unique form of transport can also be found on flat land and in urban environments. These non-alpine trams do not offer views of snow-covered mountains peaks, but their unique vantage point makes them as interesting to experience as their higher-altitude peers.

Here are 10 aerial tramways that provide utterly unmatchable views. (Text: Josh Lew)