Failure of the Mt. Hood Skiway

In 1951, Mt. Hood's Timberline Lodge got a unique aerial tramway consisting of modified city buses crawling along steel cables. At just over three miles long, it was the longest aerial tram in the world, and attracted a lot of attention. But the lift closed for good just five years later. What led to the commercial failure of this spectacular technical leap forward? Peter Dribble's 12-minute film explains.