Silver Star Mountain Resort announced the major investment of a new Dopplemayr gondola from Silver Star Village to the Summit. The project will see the replacement of the existing Summit fixed grip double chair which has been loading guests since the 1980s. The new high speed detachable gondola cabins each provide seating for 8 and the provision of ski and board racks are provided on the outside, on door mounted racks to maximise the comfort of guests ride. The Gondola will feature floor to ceiling glass to provide spectacular views of Silver Star. Initially the lift will have 21 cabins with an uphill capacity of 1200 people per hour with the capacity increasing to 43 cabins as per design in the future. The gondola will service more than 16% of the existing terrain, plus provide the fastest access to the Comet and Alpine Meadow terrain pods from the Village. The gondola installation also facilitates additional capital improvement projects such as the addition of an Alpine restaurant between the Comet and the Gondola lift, installation of a lift in the Terrain Park and options for a summer coaster or pipe.