Grouse Mountain, BC

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7 thoughts on “Grouse Mountain, BC

  1. Lucas DR June 1, 2018 / 10:10 am

    Just wondering how there is a 169 vertical feet difference between the blue skyride and the red skyride? They should be almost the same vertical seeing as they load and unload at the same place.


  2. Douglas Sewell September 10, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Hi Peter, another update here, the third lift on the mountain was a T-bar from the old Blueberry mid-station to the top of the inferno chair (before either was built). The Tbar listed in your table was actually 2 side by side. The homemade cut double was nowhere in sight in 1980, so I assume removed in 1972.


  3. Milan S April 10, 2019 / 10:31 am

    I don’t know if this is true, however some people at grouse where saying the Skyline chair was the first double chair in the world. The grouse mountain website also states it. Anybody know the truth?


  4. MilanYVR September 5, 2019 / 8:56 pm

    Folks I found out officially today that the Skyline Chair in the removed section of the menu is in-fact The Worlds First Double Chairlift. Grouse was originally going to build an incline railway up to the present top area, however it got cancelled twice, both thanks to world wars. Once 1945 hit, when WW2 officially ended, the skiing industry was on the rise, and grouse decided to hired some conveyer belt workers to build the lift. It had wooden towers, and the chairs can still be seen at grouses museum, located right before the theater in the sky entrance. It operated right until the red skyride was constructed when it was deemed “unsafe”. The lift can still be found today, abandoned. Its not standing anymore however old sheaves, towers and more still remain, after 65 years. If your looking for sources, the grouse website clearly states it under “about us” and also the museum has a whole exhibit including one of the original chairs.


    • Tim Skolds January 15, 2020 / 4:06 pm

      I’m not sure about the accuracy, but states that the Heron double at Berthoud Pass began operating in 1947.


    • powderforever45 January 20, 2020 / 7:11 am

      That is not true. There was a double called Green at MT Hoodoo, Oregon that was built in 1942. Peter has it listed as homemade but in fact it was a very early Riblet with wooden towers.


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