Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Gondola lust

You shelled out a few hundred bucks for a ski pass this year. What's another $550? Apparently not much. Aspen Skiing Co. is replacing the gondola cars on the Silver Queen, and offered up its old cars for sale. Aspen Mountain manager Steve Sewell decided to sell the cars at $1 a pound, or $550, and almost immediately, a waiting list developed. Within 36 hours, the ski company sold all 165 of its cars - half to a Michigan businessman. That move angered residents hoping for their very own gondola car. - Deb

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