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.

9 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.


  3. skier72 November 20, 2019 / 10:43 am

    What are the next 11 longest chairlifts in Canada if this is #12?


    • Somebody November 20, 2019 / 4:54 pm

      I managed to find 9 of the 11. No idea about the last 2 though.

      Gem Lake at Big White

      Grand Pointe at Le Massif

      Maillard at Le Massif

      Duncan at Tremblant

      Northstar at Kimberley

      Big red at Whistler

      Sunburst at Sun peaks

      Burfield at Sun Peaks

      Timber bowl at Fernie


      • skier72 November 20, 2019 / 8:37 pm

        Olympic at Nakiska is quite long.


        • skier72 February 4, 2020 / 12:31 pm

          I found out the lengths of the ten lifts, plus Olympic at Nakiska.

          1. Burfield Quad, Sun Peaks – Doppelmayr – FGQ 2.93 Km

          2. Timber Bowl Express, Fernie – Leitner – DTQ – 2.63 Km

          3. Grand Pointe, Le Massif – Doppelmayr – DTQ – 2.55 Km

          4. Mallard Express, Le Massif – Doppelmayr – DTQ – 2.48 Km

          5. Big Red, Whistler Blackcomb – Doppelmayr – DTQ – 2.48 Km

          6. Gem Lake Express, Big White – Doppelmayr – DTQ – 2.43 Km

          7. Sunburst Express, Sun Peaks – Doppelmayr – DTQ – 2.38 Km

          8. Northstar Express, Kimberly – Leitner – DTQ – 2.35 Km

          9. Duncan Express, Tremblant – Doppelmayr – DTQ – 2.35 Km

          10. Canadian Rockies Express, Marmot Basin – Leitner Poma – DTQ – 2.34 Km

          11. Olympic Express, Nakiska – Doppelmayr – DTQ – 2.19 Km


  4. James October 8, 2020 / 9:23 pm

    What about big mountain express at whitefish mountain?


  5. Donald Reif October 13, 2021 / 10:07 pm

    This was the replacement for Tranquilizer, which functioned more as a supplementary lift to Eagle.


    • Somebody October 14, 2021 / 3:42 pm

      The first picture is of the Paradise triple, which the Canadian Rockies Express did not replace. CRE replaced Tranquilizer (second photo) and the Kiefer T-bar (in the bottom right corner of first photo).


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