Powder – Big White, BC

This Leitner-Poma Alpha fixed grip quad replaced a Mueller triple in a similar alignment in 2018.
The lower part of the line is very steep.
Depress sheaves integrated into the lower station.
The first tower is a portal style.
Taco and hanger.
The top terminal and operator house.
There are 12 towers on this lift.
Looking up at the top station.
Breakover towers.
View up at tower 11.
Middle part of the lift line.
Tower 2.
Lower station overview.
Side view of the drive station.
Riding up at tower 4.
View back down the lift.
Riding up.
A Leitner-Poma Omega quad chair.
Arriving at the top unloading ramp.
View down from the summit.

5 thoughts on “Powder – Big White, BC

  1. Jonathan March 1, 2019 / 11:14 am

    What is the little box on the side of the bottom station for? I noticed it on the Beavers Lift too.


    • Michael March 1, 2019 / 2:29 pm

      The extension houses the radiator for the auxiliary engine. The dark square is louvers that open when the auxiliary is running to exhaust the heat.


  2. Mike Matt March 8, 2019 / 7:19 pm

    Suffered many a blizzard sitting on the old chair as it crawled up the mountain.

    Pity they had to chop so many trees down to replace the lift. Not sure the lift needed a 30m corridor on its left hand side.

    Especially as it was awesome tree powder run.


    • Donald M. Reif March 31, 2019 / 12:34 am

      The additional capacity matters more.


  3. Freddy November 21, 2020 / 3:10 pm

    Not necessarily.


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