Lightning Express – Marble Mountain, NL

This base to summit lift uses 1995 towers but 2014 terminals, haul rope and chairs.
Long parking rail for all 103 chairs.
Loading area.
LPA station with one leg from the previous Omega terminal.
View up the lift line.
Another view of the drive terminal.
The steepest part of the line.
Lower station overview.
Middle lift line.
View down the steepest part of the line.
Upper lift line.
The final few towers.
LPA chair.
Tower 17 and the top terminal.
The reason this lift now has LPA terminals is a fire that burned through the original top station.
Unloading area. Note one terminal leg is leftover from the old lift.
View from the summit.
Top terminal underside.
LPA terminal with Omega supports.
Another view of the top terminal.
View down at tower 16.
Upper lift line.
Part of the lift line had to be blasted for the lift to pass.
View down.

6 thoughts on “Lightning Express – Marble Mountain, NL

  1. Donald Reif August 4, 2022 / 9:07 pm

    This was as barebones a rebuild as possible, seeing as the only things that were replaced were the terminals and chairs.

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  2. KS September 28, 2022 / 9:33 am

    Here’s an interesting article detailing the lightning strike on the original Governor’s Express (former name of the Lightning Express … see what they did there?): tinyurl.com/ypx9avwk

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    • The Notorious Snowboarder December 10, 2022 / 7:45 pm

      I do not.

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      • skier72 December 10, 2022 / 8:56 pm

        The original lift’s (Governor’s Express) top terminal was destroyed by lightning… now this lift is named “Lightning Express”

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        • The Notorious Snowboarder December 11, 2022 / 9:31 am

          I noticed that but I did not think that is what he meant as he is referring to a news article.

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  3. skier72 December 13, 2022 / 11:16 pm

    I found a (very cheesy) 1999 promotional video that from 3:06 to 3:18 has some good shots of the original Poma high speed quad (including the top terminal and top operator house that burnt down).

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