BC Businessmen Introduce Cascade Skyline Gondola Project

Just days after a new ski resort was floated near Chilliwack, British Columbia, a nearby sightseeing gondola proposal has formally launched. Former Sea to Sky Gondola and Arc’teryx Equipment executive Jayson Faulkner and partner Pete Tatham would invest CA$70 million to build the project, which would be similar to other sightseeing gondolas in Canada. “The Cascade Skyline Gondola Project is an eco-cultural tourism amenity similar to the very successful Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish,” notes a statement from the Cheam First Nations, which would be an equity partner in the venture. “The gondola would be a celebration of nature and natural spaces with non-motorized activities for a range of abilities and interests.”

Developers say both Doppelmayr and Leitner-Poma have offered favorable terms for the estimated CA$28 million in gondola equipment and installation costs. The lift would rise nearly 4,000 vertical feet from the Bridal Falls Golf Course with a 15 minute ride time. Permitting is already well underway and if approved, the new experience could open in spring 2023.

5 thoughts on “BC Businessmen Introduce Cascade Skyline Gondola Project

  1. LH April 16, 2021 / 9:02 pm

    Hopefully it doesn’t get targeted by cable cutters, which would make me take a pass on it from an investment/insurance perspective.

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  2. Donald Reif April 16, 2021 / 9:02 pm

    Hopefully it will be vandal-proof. 🤨

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  3. skibumbarnes April 17, 2021 / 5:24 pm

    If they end up approving this and it becomes an actual thing I hope that they make it so that it’s hard to cut the cables or vandalize because that has been a major problem with S2S Gondola.

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    • Utah Powder Skier April 17, 2021 / 5:55 pm

      Indoor parking should be enough. If there aren’t cabins on the line, then what’s the point? Vandals want to do the most damage as possible. A new haul rope probably costs a fraction of the cost to replace gondola cabins.

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      • LH April 17, 2021 / 6:59 pm

        A new haul rope is still very costly, with a long lead time. If they are daring enough to attack the S2S twice, they sure will have this one on their radar (I hope I’m wrong).

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