Easter – Kimberley, BC

The first half of this lift is very steep. It was the first lift built on the backside of Kimberley in 1975.
Counterweight tensioning.
The entire bottom terminal moves along a carriage, including the lift shack! The prime mover is a diesel engine.
This half tower was probably added more recently.
The chairs are also not original. They are from fellow RCR resort Nakiska and replaced centre pole versions.
Tower 12 just before the summit.
Fixed bullwheel up top.
View down the mellow upper section of the line.
View up at Tower 9.
Looking down towards the base.
Towers 1, 2, 2A and 3.
View up from the bottom.
Lower terminal with two portal towers.
Maze area and drive/tension terminal overview.
Loading area.
Unload zone.
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4 thoughts on “Easter – Kimberley, BC

  1. snowbasinlocal12894 January 4, 2019 / 6:29 pm

    How is a center pole possible on a triple chair? Or did the old chairs used to be a double. The person in the middle would be hitting their head on the pole.

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  2. Max January 5, 2019 / 9:59 am

    Dopp’s centre pole chairs had the “pole” mounted underneath the seat and backrest on the same angle the seat was at, making it so there would be no pole in the way when loading. Similar to what Skytrac uses now. https://youtu.be/AkZb0gTeCwc

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    • snowbasinlocal12894 January 5, 2019 / 6:46 pm

      Doppelmayr built center pole chairs are very rare and The only ones I found is the doubles at snowbird. Never knew they made center pole triples. Skytrac have dual poles in the back of their chairs not just one. Center pole chairs are hard to bump too.

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      • Max January 6, 2019 / 12:20 pm

        For sure, they seemed to be more common in Europe. Doubles I know of are Snowbird’s, Big White (Falcon), Mt. Hood Meadows (Daisy), Mt. Norquay has them on their Pulse chair and I’m sure theres a few more. The Cut double on Grouse Mountain had them too.

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