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10 aerial trams with unmatchable views

By: Josh Lew on April 27, 2014, 12:19 p.m.
Jackson Hole Aerial Tram

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Jackson Hole Aerial Tram

Jackson Hole Aerial Tram has become an important symbol of the famous Wyoming ski resort where it is located. First opened in the 1960s, the tram was updated in 2008. It climbs 4,100 vertical feet in about nine minutes, with the cable car able to hold up to 100 people. During the winter, the lift is mainly used by skiers heading to the upper slopes of the ski area on Rendezvous Mountain. In the summer, locals and tourists alike use the tram for sightseeing and also to access the higher-elevation trails and bike paths. During the ride, you can see the peaks of the Grand Tetons, the landscapes of Grand Teton National Park, the Snake River Valley and the town of Jackson.