Canadian Rockies Express – Marmot Basin, AB

The Canadian Rockies Express replaced a double chairlift in a much longer alignment and as of 2018 is the 12th longest chairlift in Canada.
Riding up the lift line.
The old double chair stopped well below this point.
Arriving at the Omega drive terminal.
Two years after the CRE went in, a sister ship called Paradise debuted next door.
The twin Omegas seen from Eagle Ridge.
Top terminal with the Knob chair in the background.
Another view of the top terminal.
Unloading and turnaround area.
Wood terminal under skin.
View down near the summit.
Another look down line.
Middle part of the lift line.
There is a section of the line that travels downhill.
Upper lift line.
Another view up the line.
The first 9 towers.
Tower 4.
Side view of the bottom terminal with integrated sheave assemblies.
Return terminal with small parking rail.
The lift line has 26 towers total.
View back down at tower 9.
Tower 12.
Another look up the line.
Double combo assemblies on tower 17.
Looking back near the summit.
The top terminal next to Paradise.
Side view of the summit station.
The steepest part of the line seen from below.
Lift overview.
Nearly the entire lift line seen from the base area.

2 thoughts on “Canadian Rockies Express – Marmot Basin, AB

  1. Donald M. Reif March 29, 2019 / 9:25 pm

    The only real way to tell Paradise is newer than Canadian Rockies is that its chairs and terminals have the current Leitner-Poma logo instead of the yellow swoosh logo, and its tower numbers are on the right hand side of the lifting frames rather than the left hand side.


  2. Donald M. Reif March 31, 2019 / 7:25 pm

    Directly, this lift replaced the Eagle Express’s auxiliary lift Tranquilizer, as well as the Kiefer T-Bar on the Caribou Ridge.


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