Atlantic Gondola – Cape Smokey, NS

This gondola opened in Summer 2021 along the popular Cabot Trail scenic byway.
Loading area and rail into the parking facility.
Sigma 8 cabin.
The first two towers.
View leaving the base area.
Tower 5.
Middle part of the lift line.
View down the lower part of the line.
Tower 6.
Looking back down.
Tower 9, another three section splice tube.
View down above tower 9.
Another view of the line.
Towers 10 and 11.
Cabins passing near the summit.
The top station is the return.
Upper loading area.
Side view of the LPA terminal.
Breakover towers 12 and 13.
Cabin 5.
Downhill end of the return station.
Upper turnaround.
Top terminal overview.
LPA terminal underskin.
Cabin 22.
View down the line.
Middle lift line.
There are a total of 27 cabins moving 1,200 passengers per hour.
Tower 7.
Upper lift line.
Cabin 1.
Tower 5.
Another view of T5.
The base area.
Portal towers.
Another view of the towers 1 and 2.
Side view of the drive.
Lift line.
Lower terminal area.
Lift overview.
Another view up the line.

8 thoughts on “Atlantic Gondola – Cape Smokey, NS

  1. Chris Candow October 22, 2021 / 4:12 pm

    New pics from Cape Breton


  2. pbropetech October 22, 2021 / 4:49 pm

    Is that a modified shipping container as a top lift shack?


    • RT November 6, 2021 / 1:34 pm

      Sure looks that way. Looks like they went full ghetto at the last minute!


      • Myles Svec November 6, 2021 / 2:56 pm

        Maybe they just wanted to save money or theme it a shipping container considering it is right by the ocean and there are ports sort of near it.


  3. Myles Svec November 6, 2021 / 3:31 pm

    Anyone know why they didn’t go with a Chondola on this lift? It will be a pain for skiers to take off their skis after every run once the skiing is open in the winter.


    • Gavin Lee March 6, 2022 / 9:15 pm

      Skiing isn’t really the draw here. Even though it’s got a pretty significant length and vertical drop for the Maritimes, theres just not that many people coming to Cape Breton to ski. There’s only around 130k people on the whole island, I’d assume most Nova Scotia skiers head for New England or Quebec instead, it’s only a couple more hours for more vairiety and facilities. The real dollars will come in from summer sightseeing, hiking, and likely mountain biking.


  4. Micheal Downing November 27, 2021 / 5:23 pm

    Is this near the Sunnyvale trailer Park?

    Liked by 1 person

    • KS September 28, 2022 / 9:42 am

      No, wrong part of the province.


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