Champagne Express – Panorama, BC

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Doppelmayr CTEC Uni-G terminal.
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Return station and lift line.
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Riding up.
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Breakover towers.
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This lift replaced a double chair and T-Bar.
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Top drive station.
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Upper terminal from above.
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Loading area.
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Lower lift line.
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Towers 1-4.
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View up the line.
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Top terminal with huge operator house.

6 thoughts on “Champagne Express – Panorama, BC

  1. ski usa February 23, 2020 / 2:58 pm

    why is the max line speed 984FPM not 1000

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      • Donald Reif February 23, 2020 / 7:17 pm

        And I don’t think anyone can really tell the difference between 984 fpm and 1000 fpm.

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  2. skier72 January 15, 2021 / 9:00 am

    Video:

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  3. Donald Reif January 16, 2021 / 12:54 pm

    Champagne and Summit were built to reduce the number of lifts one needed to take to get to the summit from four to three.

    This was done by having the Champagne Express replace the Horizon double and the Champagne T-Bar, while building a fixed grip quad to replace the Summit T-Bar.

    Despite having been built by Doppelmayr CTEC in the same year, the two lifts were built by the separate halfs of the merged company, resulting in Champagne being 100% Doppelmayr while Summit is purely Garaventa CTEC.

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    • skier72 January 24, 2021 / 4:46 pm

      The bottom concrete mast and operator house of the old summit t-bar are also still visible (Bottom of the HLH run)

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