Golden Eagle Express – Kicking Horse, BC

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The Golden Eagle Express is over 11,000 feet long with more than 3,500 feet of vertical rise!
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View up the line from the cabin parking rail at the base.
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Even though it’s super long, this lift only has 55 cabins and 23 towers.
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Return terminal at the base of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
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Riding up from the base.
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Towers 7-8.
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Poma Omega Double-stack drive terminal at the summit.
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CWA Omega III gondola cabin with Poma Omega T-Grip.
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Certain cabins are wrapped with advertisements.
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View down the line.
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Most of the towers on this lift are quite tall.
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Another view down the line.
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Looking up on a bluebird day.
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The top has a short maintenance rail and small indoor bay.
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Breakover towers just before the summit.
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Tri-leg bottom return station
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The last pitch before the top.
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Drive terminal seen from Stairway to Heaven.
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Top turnaround.
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Terminal underskin.
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Another view up the line.

3 thoughts on “Golden Eagle Express – Kicking Horse, BC

  1. skier72 November 12, 2019 / 12:30 pm

    As impressive as this gondola is, it would have been better if it had a mid station. Especially in the spring, when the snow thaws, it creates a slushy snow on the bottom half of the mountain. If the gondola had a mid station, it would make it easy for getting back up to the top of the mountain without skiing the lower half of the mountain.

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    • Donald Reif February 3, 2020 / 10:14 am

      Or have a gondola, and two high speed quads, one covering the bottom half and the other the top part.

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  2. Pete Davidson February 3, 2020 / 9:59 am

    I was stuck on this Gondola for over an hour Feb2/20 it started and stopped all day. Was a real drag…don’t think I’ll go back.

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