Magic – Whistler Blackcomb, BC

Yan bottom terminal during summer operations.
Whistler Trip 003
Tri-leg tension/return station.
Top drive terminal at Blackcomb base II.
View down the line.
Upper lift line.
At one point, this lift was proposed to become a chondola to provide transport between both Blackcomb base areas.
Lower lift line.
View up at tower 5.
Lift overview.
Loading area.
Unloading area.

4 thoughts on “Magic – Whistler Blackcomb, BC

  1. Phoenix March 7, 2020 / 6:47 pm

    What’s the super tall tower at the bottom for? Is there a tensioning weight inside?


    • Skier April 12, 2020 / 10:31 pm

      Yes there’s a counterweight in there


  2. skitheeast January 31, 2021 / 11:51 pm

    This lift would make a lot of sense to go detachable for two reasons. A) It anchors the Blackcomb beginner area and beginner lifts are best as detachable, which Vail knows as they have upgraded lifts accordingly elsewhere in the empire. B) When the gondola goes down, which is not as frequent as it once was but still happens occasionally, this lift is the sole way out of the base and up to Base II and it becomes a nightmare.


    • Morris August 17, 2022 / 1:30 pm

      I would agree, and also put in a detachable quad from base II to the base of catskinner express. It would allow for top to bottom laps of Blackcomb without having to take your skis off.


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