Parkview – Sunridge, AB

Relocated from a defunct resort in Ontario, Parkview is the second chairlift for the small Sunridge Ski Area.
Tower 5 and the top bullwheel.
Upper terminal.
The lift follows a ridge line for most of its length.
View up from the base terminal.
Blue Mountain drive station.
Upgraded controls.
Side view of the drive-tension station.
Upper part of the lift line.
View down from tower 3.

11 thoughts on “Parkview – Sunridge, AB

  1. reaperskier March 30, 2019 / 12:44 pm

    This lift used the chairs, towers, and return of talisman’s south quad and the drive, came from their central quad.


  2. Connor May 12, 2019 / 10:22 am

    Why does the drive look so much like a alpha drive?

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    • powderforever45 January 11, 2020 / 6:24 am

      The masts look pretty similar to Leitner masts and the drive box looks like an Poma Alpha.


    • Alex Kennedy February 15, 2021 / 9:35 pm

      I got tripped for a moment


  3. kiroro December 2, 2019 / 8:35 pm

    how many Blue Mountain chairlifts had or did footrests?


    • julestheshiba March 2, 2021 / 6:14 pm

      I am pretty sure that BM lifts used Letiner parts and possibly were even owned by Letiner. Along with that both of these companies and Borvig made a terminal similar to the Alpha ie the Letiner chair at Fernie. The design is also different in many ways the supports are squared off other than that this one is probably one of the closer Alpha copies I have seen.


    • Utah Powder Skier March 2, 2021 / 7:40 pm

      This isn’t as bad as Montaz-Mautino, a French manufacturer. They completely copied the detachable platter bottom drive terminal that Poma made (and I believe patented).


      • Tijsen March 25, 2021 / 2:47 pm

        They had multiple licenses from Poma.


      • wolf February 28, 2022 / 10:30 am

        Pierre Mautino helped design the Poma platter.


        • vons3 March 12, 2023 / 10:06 pm

          By now most patents on a detachable platter lift have expired so anyone, in theory, could make one that functions the same.


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