Adventure Express – Mount St. Louis Moonstone, ON

This lift was the first of four six places built at Mount St. Louis and Moonstone.
View up the Moonstone side of the mountain.
View up at tower 2.
Poma Competition terminal.
Chair parking rail.
Lift overview.
Top unloading area.
Side view of the return terminal.
View down the line.
The upper half of this lift is located on fill rather than natural grade.
Upper lift line.
The first few towers.

8 thoughts on “Adventure Express – Mount St. Louis Moonstone, ON

  1. Donald Reif February 25, 2022 / 9:53 am

    This and Weider over at Blue Mountain are, I think, the only high speed six packs in North America with TB grips.

    I also can’t help but notice that this mountain copied Winter Park’s font style for printing the name on the terminals for all of their high speed lifts.

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    • ShangRei Garrett February 25, 2022 / 10:36 am

      Blue Mountain’s don’t have the shadow behind the white letters, but I can agree that they do look very similar

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    • BIlluh May 1, 2022 / 9:46 am

      Did they copy, were they first, or did they just use the same consultant who got lazy cos, like, it’s another county or whatever?

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      • ShangRei Garrett May 1, 2022 / 2:19 pm

        It’s most likely just a coincidence. There’s no problem with copying fonts, but I also don’t see why anyone would copy fonts. I doubt it’s the same consultant because they’re literally in different countries. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter

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  2. Ty December 9, 2022 / 7:27 pm

    Is this actually a one off competition terminal, or just a typical challenger terminal? Looks very Challenger to me

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  3. Matt December 15, 2022 / 5:53 pm

    Its a Competition 1000. Scheduled to be replaced with a newer 6-CLD or possible 8-CLD in Summer of 2023.

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    • Adrian December 16, 2022 / 8:07 pm

      I can’t really see the justification behind a 6-CLD replacement tbh. It’s already at 3600 pph and the lift doesn’t have the high hours (e.g. summer ops) that would justify a replacement after 26 years. I’ve not known the lift to have mechanical issues, but haven’t that skied MSLM as much in recent years, so maybe something’s going on. I’d also question the choice of position for an 8-CLD. If a Moonstone 8-CLD is to be built, might be better to place it at Promenade which serves beginner terrain, the lodge, and can access the park. Adventure is usually the last of the 6-CLDs to get long lines on a peak day iirc.

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      • Andy December 16, 2022 / 10:08 pm

        By the usual parameters, the Adventure Express at MSLM is probably not due for a replacement. At only 26 years old and just over 24000 hours operating time, it still has lots of life in it. However MSLM probably wants the loading terminal moved downhill closer to the Moonstone skier lodge building, so that RFID ticketed skiers and boarders can come directly from their cars in the Moonstone parking lot, rather than taking up vehicle space in an overflowing lot on the Mount St Louis side . One can be very confident of this: the Huter Family, who owns MSLM have probably thought about a number of options for how the Moonstone side of the property should look and operate in the future, and they decided that putting the Adventure Express on the used lifts market and buying a new one, made the most sense for them right now. Its like selling a low mileage, mid age car, well before your really need one, knowing that the car will continue to devalue the longer you keep it, even though the car , in its current configuration, does not completely meet your family’s (current and future) needs any longer.

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