Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC

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6 thoughts on “Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC

  1. Matt January 21, 2019 / 8:16 am

    I’d like to know more about that 1971 high speed double…was that really a detachable double chairlift?

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    • Collin Parsons January 21, 2019 / 1:09 pm

      There is some information here, including some technical drawings. Haven’t found any pictures on the internet though.

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      • adrian1701 January 21, 2019 / 1:32 pm

        https://www.google.com/search?biw=1366&bih=626&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=lClGXLLUAeXVjwTbjYOoBA&q=mont+sainte+anne+old+gondola&oq=mont+sainte+anne+old+gondola&gs_l=img.3…29614.29970..30044…0.0..0.86.316.4……0….1..gws-wiz-img…….0i24.rPGe1p9daOQ#imgrc=XBWwYDWL7_c3CM:

        Above could be an image of the detachable double, hardly seen at the far right of the first photo. The detachable double was built parallel to the original gondola, but converted to a fixed-grip lift after an accident. It remained in service in 2011, in two different places on the mountain.

        https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/bdd/reportage-tsf2-de-la-sainte-paix-samson-4741.html

        Of course, there’s also a report on the (Francophone) remontees-mecaniques website, which includes technical drawings.

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        • skier72 December 22, 2019 / 9:21 pm

          Are you talking about this image of the old Gondola?

          This technical drawing gives good insights on the detachable double though. You can see only the loading side slowed down, and the rest went at detachable speed.

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      • Collin Parsons January 21, 2019 / 3:38 pm

        When the current gondola was installed in 1989, it was designed to have all the capacity needed for the base to summit route. The detachable double was built to supplement the old gondola. In 1989, it was moved to the second location to serve some expert terrain not served by the former Samson triple called Le Trip. I believe that is when it got converted to fixed grip during this relocation. It was taken out of service in 2011 initially without replacement, but the current Panorama Express now follows the same line, extended downhill to where Le Trip started.

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      • Owen Natorp January 25, 2019 / 11:41 am

        Here is a video of something similar.

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