Northstar Express – Kimberley, BC This lift is one of only a handful of Italian-built Leitner detachable lifts built in North America. Both terminals stand on a single concrete leg and follow a minimalist principle. The loading area with exposed bullwheel. Leitner signage. Riding up the first part of the line. At one point, three additional lifts ran alongside this one. The line is very long with consistent pitch. Chair hanger and unique grip design. Leitner towers. View back down the line. Arriving at the drive. Unloading ramp and top terminal. Even though this lift is over 7,000 feet long, the drive terminal is relatively compact. Upper part of the lift line. Middle lift line. Lower line. Other lifts that started in this vicinity were the Buckhorn double, Rosa triple and Maverick T-Bar. View up the very long line. Another view of the line. Towers 1 and 2. “Pancake” style return terminal. View from the summit. Bottom terminal seen from above. Return bullwheel. Top station underskin. Leitner Report entry. Share this:EmailTwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
This high speed quad looks like the minimalist design that yan high speed quads had. I really like the design of the pure lentner HSQ!
Fun fact: the drive terminal does not only look compact, is is called the Leitner Compact Terminal. The C in the nameplate stands for compact. The bubble chairs that were going along with this generation of terminals looks very funky, although they never made it to the US: https://www.sterzing-ratschings.com/media/a60874ec-8b6d-468e-98ee-568737889bcb/1920_x_600/p=5/skipass.webp