Creekside Gondola – Whistler Blackcomb, BC

Bottom terminal and lift line at Creekside base.
Poma Omega gondola terminal.
View up the line during Olympics construction.
Whistler Trip 222
The top drive station with cabin maintenance facility.

11 thoughts on “Creekside Gondola – Whistler Blackcomb, BC

  1. Andrew November 1, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    Were any other Poma gondolas built with this model of gondola cabin?


    • Jonathan August 8, 2019 / 9:37 am

      Zephyr Express at Winter Park had this model of cabins for taking people up to Sunspot at night.


      • Axewolfe17 August 13, 2019 / 11:07 am

        Zephyr express is no more sadly


  2. Kai Glidden July 21, 2018 / 6:51 am

    What is the black spike on the bottom of each cabin for?


    • Peter Landsman July 21, 2018 / 7:07 am

      Pin for the ground level rails in the terminals. Now with level walk in boarding, the entire cabin is the pin.

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      • snowbasinlocal12894 July 21, 2018 / 7:27 am

        Interesting. None of snowbasin’s doppelmayr gondolas aren’t level and have no guide rails or pins. Did only POMA use pins?

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      • Collin July 21, 2018 / 2:28 pm

        I’ve never seen a Doppelmayr/CWA gondola with pins. The two in North America with Gangloff cabins (Whiteface and Tremblant) have them however.

        The CWA cabins tend to have a guide rail on the inside like Loon has. Gore has a Poma gondola with CWA cabins and it has the Doppelmayr style rail system while Killington (also Poma) has the pins on the bottom.

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        • Ted March 5, 2019 / 5:04 pm

          There are numerous Doppelmayr gondolas with omega cabins and pins. Outpost at Keystone and the gondola at Mont Sainte anne and excalibur at W-b are examples. Whistler village and stratton are both lwi gondolas built by poma with pins.


      • Billy B. July 24, 2018 / 7:51 pm

        An interesting one to note is Gondola 19 at Vail, a 1996 Garaventa CTEC with CWA X12 cabins. They have level walk-in loading and pins on the bottom.


  3. skier72 December 2, 2020 / 5:15 pm

    Original Quicksilver express:

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    • Donald Reif December 2, 2020 / 7:22 pm

      Yan’s detachable terminals were very minimalistic compared to the closest equivalents Doppelmayr and Poma made to them.


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