Double – Earl Bales Park, ON

This lift became a backup once a quad went in parallel.
Loading area.
View up the short lift line.
Lower lift line.
Breakover towers.
Looking down the line.
Fixed drive terminal.
Side view of the top station.

7 thoughts on “Double – Earl Bales Park, ON

  1. Carson May 11, 2022 / 11:01 pm

    Maybe borving or a built in house lift, I’ve never seen anything like it.


    • ShangRei Garrett May 12, 2022 / 8:10 am

      The park is owned and operated by the city of Toronto, so it wouldn’t surprise me if it was homemade using whatever resources the city had


  2. reaperskier May 12, 2022 / 9:27 am

    This was probably manufactured by BM Lifts or Skyway. I don’t know when it was built or whether it was a new install or a relocation.


    • Andy May 12, 2022 / 2:20 pm

      This Chair has been at Earl Bales for about 15 to 20 years. I recall at from my memories at the time that it came from Horseshoe Valley, though it could be parts of several lifts from several places. I don’t know the specifics. This lift replaced one of two t bars that were at site.


  3. YobB1n May 25, 2022 / 7:37 pm

    I just was here and I looked at the chairs that were taken off the line. Chairs say leitner on them but I don’t know if the rest of the lift is, I think most likely considering the tower heads.


  4. Patrick Ney January 22, 2023 / 12:15 pm

    The lift looks as though it was retrofitted by BM but it’s not an original BM as the tower are set in concrete foundations and not bolted to them. The portal sheaves are also a make I don’t recognize. Next time I am in the area I will have to swing in and check it out, love old lifts.


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