Creekside Gondola – Whistler Blackcomb, BC

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Bottom terminal and lift line at Creekside base.
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Poma Omega gondola terminal.
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View up the line during Olympics construction.
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The top drive station with cabin maintenance facility.
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9 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?

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    • 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.

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      • Axewolfe17 August 13, 2019 / 11:07 am

        Zephyr express is no more sadly

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

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

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    • 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.

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      • 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.

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