Gem Lake Express – Big White, BC

The Gem Lake lift opened up a huge expansion area and is more than 8,000 feet long.
Bottom terminal with tensioning.
Because of the tree line section, parking was included for a partial line.
Bottom terminal overview.
Lift line seen from the base.
Riding up the line.
Another section of the lift line.
The line has some interesting topography along the way.
Just below tower 14.
A crack was found on this depression tower in 2017 that had to be repaired with bracing added.
High alpine section.
Nearing the summit.
Arriving at the drive.
Breakover towers.
View down the lift line.
Lower part of the line.
Side view of the bottom terminal.
Top station.
Doppelmayr Worldbook entry.

3 thoughts on “Gem Lake Express – Big White, BC

  1. Donald Reif October 13, 2019 / 7:47 pm

    I don’t know if it’s a meaningful thing or not that this bears the distinction of being the only top drive lift at Big White, everything else being bottom-drive.


  2. Donald Reif December 27, 2019 / 12:06 pm


  3. Raj Thorp February 29, 2020 / 9:49 pm

    Look at all the fresh powder at the top. Looks like the dream!


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