Crystal Ridge Express – Whistler Blackcomb, BC

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Bottom return terminal.
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Most towers were re-used from Harmony Express.
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Looking down the lift line.
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Tower2.
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Lower station with parking rail.
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Bottom station overview.
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The combo towers got new Leitner-Poma crossarms and lifting frames.
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Top drive station.
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Top and breakover towers.
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5 thoughts on “Crystal Ridge Express – Whistler Blackcomb, BC

  1. alex December 3, 2018 / 10:30 pm

    Rob – Do you know what the length and vertical of this chair is?

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    • Andrew Jannsen January 4, 2019 / 6:26 pm

      The tourism whistler site lists it as 5604 ft length with 1755 ft vertical.

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  2. Lewis Dot Diagram February 6, 2019 / 7:19 pm

    Was this lift relocated from somewhere else?

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    • AvocadoAndy February 6, 2019 / 10:59 pm

      Yes, the former Harmony Express high-speed quad that was replaced by a high-speed 6 pack the same year. I believe Leitner Poma did do a bit of work on this lift when they relocated it as well, such as the wooden undercover and replacing some of the sheave assemblies.

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  3. Donald M. Reif March 29, 2019 / 8:53 am

    This lift was a bottom-drive lift in its original location as Harmony Express. Now it’s a top-drive lift. I doubt the parking rail sees as much use as it used to in the Harmony configuration, given the lesser amounts of exposure in the Crystal Ridge area.

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