Gondola – Sunshine Village, AB

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This gondola is the primary access to Sunshine Village for skiers, workers and equipment.
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Loading area and parking rail.
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Cabin parking rail.
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Angle station with no loading or unloading.
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Another view of the angle station.
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The second mid-station has loading in both directions at Goat’s Eye Mountain.
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The top drive terminal in Sunshine Village.
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Village station with vault drive below.
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Another view of the drive terminal.
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Goat’s Eye Station. The terminal was built inside the terminal building from Sunshine’s original gondola.
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Tower 25 and CWA Omega IV cabins.
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Lattice towers were also re-used from the former VonRoll gondola.
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Inside Goat’s Eye with more cabin parking.
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View down stage II.
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View up the line.
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Top view of the bottom station.


14 thoughts on “Gondola – Sunshine Village, AB

    • Doug February 12, 2022 / 9:25 am

      Very good maintence and lots of spare parts to prevent breakdowns or fix them quick! On very cold days they run it 24 hours so no start up problems in morning. No way up without Gondi except 2 SUVs with tracks – not practical in any real way. There is a plan to add a parallel HSQ from base to Goat’s eye for this reason.


  1. Meir K. January 25, 2020 / 2:41 pm

    Omega Cabins look really good with lattice towers! : )

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  2. skier72 May 1, 2021 / 7:51 pm


  3. pnwrider June 28, 2021 / 4:47 pm

    Are there any photos of the original Gondola out there?

    A 1979 Gondola with an hourly capacity of 1,600 and a speed of 1,000fpm seems a bit ahead of its time! But then again, so was Von Roll.


  4. Ben Wards (@WardsBen) December 6, 2021 / 5:28 pm

    In 2012, some of the gondola cabins were damaged in a flood while sitting in the parking lot. The damaged gondola cabins got new ski carriers that allowed for fat skis. So it was mix 20 percent fat ski carriers and 80 percent skinny ski carriers. This season all the gondolas have fat ski carriers.


  5. skier72 April 20, 2022 / 7:13 pm

    More photos of the original Gondola (using a VR 104 clamp):


  6. skier72 April 27, 2022 / 3:30 pm

    More photos of the original gondola (now operating in Iran)


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