12 thoughts on “Alberta

  1. MilanYVR July 28, 2019 / 10:40 pm

    Hey Peter,
    You should visit Silver Summit.
    They have 3 lifts, including an Alpine Lift T-bar, and one of 5 operating Murray Latta Ski lifts.
    Its basically a smaller Manning Park in BC.


    • Kaden K December 11, 2019 / 9:03 pm

      My uncle worked at the original Silver Summit and was a lift op when the original lift de-roped. He was the one who hit the button to stop it.


      • Will December 11, 2019 / 9:38 pm

        Are they still open?


        • Kaden K January 26, 2020 / 12:14 pm

          They closed for a long time, but it looks like it reopened.


        • skier72 January 11, 2021 / 11:45 pm

          I was just on their website, and it looks like they’re still closed for the 2020/21 season sadly. They hope to re-open next year, but I’m doubtful that’ll happen. More info on their website here:


  2. skier72 January 23, 2020 / 5:32 pm

    I almost forgot, the Calgary Stampede has a 1960s Hopkins double called “Westjet Skyride”. The lift is slow, but it gives an iconic feel to the amusement park. The lift only operates the 10 days a year the park is open.


  3. Andy March 17, 2020 / 6:56 pm

    Public Health State of Emergency declared in the Province of Alberta, which forced the remaining ski areas that had not already closed due to Covid-19, to wind up operations for the season


  4. Utah Powder Skier September 24, 2022 / 12:25 pm

    Any idea on what happened to the Vista Ridge 1996 Riblet quad? It looks like it was replaced in 2012 with a Leitner-Poma quad, but the lift was probably too new to be scrapped. Could it be the Riblet that Zincton acquired?


    • skier72 September 24, 2022 / 3:01 pm

      The old Vista Ridge Riblet quad went to Misery Mountain in Peace River, AB.

      The Zincton quad is Drumheller Valley’s old quad chair (confirmed to me by the president of Zincton Mountain)

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  5. Ethan February 1, 2023 / 4:16 pm

    Missing Misery Mountain!


  6. Ethan February 1, 2023 / 4:23 pm

    Missing Vista Ridge, Mt Joy, Tawatinaw, Silver Summit (still has a murry-latta chair!), fairview, Little smoky, Drayton Valley Brazeau, misty ridge, manning hill, valley ski hill, spring lake ski hill, nitehawk ski hill and eastlink park! Sounds like an Alberta + prairies trip is in order soon!


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