In the latest edition of completely unnecessary skier amenities, visitors to the Titlis ski area in the Swiss Alps can now ride on a tram with brand new rotating cabins. The Titlis Rotair debuted the world's first rotating aerial tram in the early 1990s, but just a few weeks ago skiers were able to try out the new cabins that rotate 360 degrees during a 5 minute ride from the ski town of Engelberg up to the summit at over 9,900 feet. The new digs are pretty fancy, with top to bottom windows, a slick red and white paint job on the bottom, and views galore. While the old tram cabins had an inner floor that rotated, now the entire tram rotates. Confused? We've got old and new videos comparing the trams.
There are two other rotating cable cars in the world, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in California and The Table Mountain Cableway in Cape Town, South Africa.
Here is a video of the new Titlis Rotair:
And here's one of the many tourist videos of the old cabins (the rotating floor is shown around 45 seconds):
And now for some pretty photos:
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