Burfield – Sun Peaks, BC

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I believe this to be the longest fixed-grip lift in the world at nearly 10,000 feet. It takes 21 minutes to ride.
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The drive station came from the Sundance quad.
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Lower terminal and bottom portion of the lift line.
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Looking back towards the base.
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Passing through the midway loading station.
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Towers are widely spaced because the line has so few chairs. Chair spacing is 115 feet!
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Fixed bullwheel up top.
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View down the upper line.
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Mid-station from above.
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6 thoughts on “Burfield – Sun Peaks, BC

  1. snowbasinlocal12894 June 28, 2019 / 12:45 pm

    The problem with that is the mid station. They could build a minimalist half mid station like they did at park city

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    • skitheeast June 28, 2019 / 3:27 pm

      It’s not rare for high speed chairlifts to have midstations. Collins @Alta, Orange Bubble @Park City, Peak 8 SuperConnect @Breck, Riva Bahn @Vail, etc.

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      • Donald Reif June 28, 2019 / 3:38 pm

        High speed quads/six packs with half-stations are rarer. Collins, the Peak 8 SuperConnect, and the Riva Bahn Express all have turns at their midstations. There’s only a few high speed quads/six packs I can think of with half-stations, those being Orange Bubble, the Village Express (Snowmass), and the West Buttermilk Express.

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        • Joe Blake August 16, 2019 / 4:04 pm

          Palmer, as well.

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        • powderforever21 August 16, 2019 / 7:18 pm

          If you include gondolas Quicksilver at PC has one.

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        • powderforever21 August 16, 2019 / 7:20 pm

          Also Christie Peak Express @Steamboat has a turning mid.

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