Work continuing on Pipestem Tramway

PIPESTEM, WV (WOAY) – State park officials are confirming that new support towers for the aerial tramway will be in place this month.

The park is replacing the tramway after 60 years in service. The new tramway will have bigger gondolas and a freight car to transport bikes and kayaks.

“Pipestem Resort has always been one of the most popular state parks in West Virginia and this new tramway is going to help us accommodate visitors and continue to offer a world-class experience,” said West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director Brett McMillion. “As a former superintendent at Pipestem, I want to thank Gov. Justice for his continued support of our state parks over these last seven years and guaranteeing that they will be enjoyed by West Virginians and visitors alike for years to come.”

The old towers will be removed by helicopter, and the new ones will be flown in and set on new concrete platforms. The work is being done by Tucker County-based company Doppelmayr USA.

The tramway is the only means of transportation to get to the overnight lodge.

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