North American – Mt. Norquay, AB

This lift was converted from a traditional fixed grip lift to a pulse version with eight groups of four chairs each running at 800 fpm.
The bottom station.
Tower 8.
Tower 10.
Top terminal straight out of the 1950s.
Top bullwheel.
View down the line with Banff below.
A pulse headed up from the base.
Garaventa drive bullwheel.

10 thoughts on “North American – Mt. Norquay, AB

  1. Camnoger August 11, 2018 / 5:10 am

    But why though. What is the purpose of turning a double into a pulse double! This must be the only pulse double in North America! Or even the world! It just makes no sense to me!


  2. GreatEight January 14, 2019 / 6:48 pm

    Is this North American?


    • AvocadoAndy January 14, 2019 / 11:09 pm

      Well if you’re being technical it’s a Garaventa lift, which isn’t based in North America. Ironically it’s a lift named North American built by a European company if that’s what you’re asking.


  3. skier72 March 8, 2020 / 6:10 pm

    This lift replaced a Poma double, which itself, replaced a Poma single chairlift. I believe the drive terminal might re-use some parts of the old double bottom terminal, but I’m not sure about that one.


    • reaperskier March 8, 2020 / 6:54 pm

      Is that a 60’s poma double?


      • skier72 March 8, 2020 / 9:32 pm

        Yes. For awhile, Norquay ran the Poma double with gondola cabins in the summer as a “pulse chondola” of sorts. They also had a super cool single chairlift, and have a picture of Marilyn Monroe riding up the lift.


    • Carson September 16, 2020 / 7:55 pm

      Yes it does reuse the bottom terminal if you notice closely it has a mueller bullwheel too some of the towers were also reused in the replacement also


  4. skier72 January 23, 2021 / 3:11 pm



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