The American Flyer, a six-person chairlift constructed by Leitner-Poma of America, opened at Copper Mountain last week.
A spokesman for HIE, the funicular's operator, said ski tows would provide alternative uplift for visitors when conditions permitted.
O'BellX generates avalanches through exploding a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen contained within an open cone positioned in locations considered prone to avalanches.
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CairnGorm Mountain Ltd has been forced into administration by “unsustainable cash flow problems” caused by the funicular’s closure since early October.
The company cited large investments from clients in the winter tourism sector as a key reason for the increase.
The Scottish ski resort wants to install a Snowfactory, manufactured by TechnoAlpin, following a successful trial the previous season.