Tramway Engineering is a small engineering consulting firm in Western Colorado that specializes in wire rope transportation consulting.  It has been the primary tramway consulting firm for the Colorado ski industry for the past 25 years.  Before starting the firm in 1982, Chuck Peterson was the winter sports engineer for the White River National Forest.  There are eleven major resorts in the White River National Forest including Aspen, Breckenridge and Vail.  For twenty years (1984-2004) Chuck served as a consultant for the State of Colorado and was responsible for conducting detailed bi-annual ANSI B 77.1 inspections.  Over the last thirty years, Chuck has been a design consultant for a variety of tramway projects.  In 2002 Chuck was a partner/owner in a pulse gondola system in Glenwood Springs that served as a people mover to a popular tourist attraction.  

Jeff Peterson joined Tramway Engineering in 2008 after gaining industrial design and construction management experience.  His experience in project management and both mechanical and structural design have aided in his development of unique and constructible design solutions.  Both Chuck and Jeff are active members of the American National Standard for Passenger Ropeways.  Tramway design and consulting is a unique field that requires years of experience and exposure to multiple types of equipment and projects.  Tramway Engineering's combined 35 years of experience has made them one of the most experienced and respected tramway consulting firms in the United States.

Tramway Engineering has consulting experience on all aspects of tramway projects from concept through operations. On conceptual projects, Tramway has provided owners with initial layout and alignment analysis, determined the best type of equipment for the project and written detailed equipment specifications.  On new installations, Tramway Engineering often works as an owner's representative for the ski area.  Some of the services they provide in this role include terminal design, construction engineering and final acceptance testing.  Once equipment is operational, Tramway provides continued services that include design modifications, inspections, relocation engineering and various operation and maintenance review services.  


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| PO Box 398 | Glenwood Springs, CO 81602 | (970) 945-5138 |