Gold – Nakiska, AB

In 2009, this Leitner-Poma detachable replaced a Doppelmayr fixed-grip triple chair.
The bottom terminal with tensioning and a parking/maintenance rail.
Lift overview.
Loading/maze area.
Crossing under the Olympic lift.
Riding up an empty line.
Middle section of the lift.
View back down.
Breakover towers.
Arriving up top.
Side view of the drive terminal.
Towers 17 and 18 seen from below.
Steep section of the line.
Lower lift line.
First few towers.
Side view of the return terminal.
Arrival at the drive.
Unloading ramp and Omega terminal.

6 thoughts on “Gold – Nakiska, AB

  1. Max Hart May 6, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    Does this lift have a slight turn using canted sheaves at tower 4? (see pic 1)


    • Peter Landsman May 6, 2018 / 3:33 pm

      I don’t think so. Google Earth shows it perfectly straight.


    • Donald Reif February 4, 2020 / 3:29 pm

      Looks more like they just have combis flanking that depression tower for crossing under Olympic.


  2. Donald Reif February 4, 2020 / 3:38 pm

    There’s a lot of good pictures of Gold when it was a triple here:

    One thing that’s apparent from the pictures is that Olympic never had to have its towers modified when the current Gold was installed, as the triple also crossed under Olympic. So this is a very rare case of a lift crossing where the lift crossing over is the older lift, instead of the other way around (as is seen in crossovers like the Peak 8 SuperConnect and the Blackcomb Gondola).


  3. Donald Reif February 2, 2021 / 6:57 pm

    “Gold Chair Express” seems like a bit of a redundant name. It’s kinda like Breck’s highest lift being called the Imperial Express SuperChair instead of just the Imperial SuperChair.


  4. Donald Reif February 3, 2021 / 7:00 pm


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