L’Express du Village – Bromont, QC This high capacity combination lift replaced a very early model Poma high speed quad in 2018. The chair loading side has queuing gates but no loading carpet. Riding up the line. Both terminals are extremely long UNI G models to accommodate two loading/unloading areas. Side view of the drive station. There are 90 carriers total with gondolas between every four chairs. Middle part of the relatively short lift line. These tower lifting frames are relatively rare on Doppelmayr lifts. View up the line. Side view of the bottom station. The last carrier on the line. Cabin 90. Another tower. At the top, chairs unload first, followed by gondolas. Another view of the drive terminal up top. Downhill side at the return. Cabin loading area. CWA Omega IV 8 LWI cabin. Small maintenance area up top. Cabin unloading area next to a new lodge. Turnaround on the summit. Tower 12. Aerial view of the lower station. Cabin loading at the base area. The terminal is incredibly long. Chairs approaching the loading zone in the bottom terminal. View of both load zones. Tower 1. T3. Arriving at the top. Another section of the lift line. Lift overview. Share this:EmailTwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
The lifting frames used on this lift (also Massif Express, the Gondola at Silverstar, Blackcomb Gondola) are the same as those used by Doppelmayr of France. Considering 3 of the 4 lifts I named were built this year, it would seem that Doppelmayr USA (at least in Canada) has phased out the Dopplemayr of Europe ones (such as those found on Powder Seeker and Ramcharger 8). Other combined lifts built by Doppelmayr USA (Beaver Creek, Mont Orford, Sunday River, Northstar) all use the Doppelmayr of Europe lifting frames – this is the first combined lift to use the Doppelmayr of France one.
Another peculiarity is that the Omega IVs have 8 buffers instead of the standard 4.
The lower set of bumpers appears to be to protect the cabins from colliding with chairs, while the upper set is in the usual spot to protect from collisions with other cabins.