Another ski season has come and gone and the Vista Bahn ski lift is being retired. It will be replaced by a new high speed gondola and construction at the base of Vail Mountain is underway. The Vista Bahn is not being relocated but recycled and reused for spare parts. The new gondola will have the number “1” to commemorate Vail’s original gondola in that location. The cabins will be designed to carry 10 passengers and each will feature heated, cushioned seats and Wi-Fi access for guests. With a speed of 1,200 feet per minute, the gondola will be the fastest gondola of its type in the world, creating a 40 percent increase in uphill capacity and decrease the ride time to Mid-Vail.