Quicksilver Gondola – Park City, UT

Towers 25-27 at Miner’s Camp.
Cabin parking rail with half cabins.
Return terminal on the Park City side.
Loading area and lift shack.
Doppelmayr Uni-G return terminal.
View of the line from King Con.
The comline goes under the haul rope for the big span over Thaynes Canyon.
View up the line from tower 14.
Mid-station with angle.
Minimalist mid-station.
Looking down towards White Pine Canyon.
Side view of the angle station.
Skiers can unload in either direction here.
Unloading area on Pinecone Ridge.
View down towards Miner’s Camp.
Breakover towers from below.
Depression tower 18.
Riding over the canyon.
Pinecone Ridge.
Mellower line on the Canyons Village side.
Tower 6.
Drive terminal in The Colony.
Towers 1-2 and lots of sheaves.
View up the Canyons line.
CWA Omega IV’s
Cabin maintenance building and gen-set.

34 thoughts on “Quicksilver Gondola – Park City, UT

  1. Carson June 23, 2017 / 9:47 am

    Does this gondola run in the summer?


    • Peter Landsman June 23, 2017 / 9:48 am

      No. Unlikely it ever will due to the remote locations of all three stations.


    • Phil November 21, 2020 / 7:29 pm

      If you wish to see this area in the summer, the “mid mountain trail” crosses the line of Quicksilver fairly close to the mid-station. That trail is used by both mountain bikers and hikers — pretty busy on weekends.


      • Jack November 21, 2022 / 1:28 pm

        You can also use Armstrong trail from Silver Star. It starts there goes up to King Con and continues to the mid station.


        • Ty November 21, 2022 / 8:30 pm

          Not sure if you responded to this exactly 2 years after the original comment was posted for the suspense, but if so, I applaud your patience haha


  2. Cooper January 24, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    Did you take these pictures when the gondolas were getting off/on their parking rail? The view from king con looks like they are putting the last of the cabins on the haul rope.

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    • Peter Landsman January 24, 2018 / 4:27 pm

      Some of them were taken a day after a big storm, the first time cabins were ever taken off. It took Park City the entire day to relaunch them. So I had to go back another day for the rest of the photos.

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  3. Adrian C March 26, 2018 / 5:40 pm

    Is there a reason for which this gondola uses Europe-style stations and tower on the Park City side, and American-style stations and tower on the Canyons side?


    • Peter Landsman March 26, 2018 / 5:42 pm

      Line gauge is wider on the Park City section because of the big span.


  4. Cameron Halmrast December 1, 2018 / 10:57 am

    For those curious, the mid-station is an Agamatic design, an Italian lift manufacturer which Doppelmayr acquire before merging with Garaventa.

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  5. Lucas December 10, 2018 / 9:54 pm

    Anybody have any idea why Vail Resorts didn’t put up a covered cabin parking facility? The gondola was pretty expensive, and you would think Vail Resorts would want to protect the cabins from the elements. They did the same thing with the Breck Connect Gondola, only a small maintenance garage, and the cabins are very worn and sometimes full of snow in the morning after a storm

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  6. Isaac Pulley December 24, 2018 / 10:35 am

    does anyone know
    how long the gondola is?


  7. snowbasinlocal12894 February 11, 2019 / 9:27 am

    A gondola evacuation over thaynes canyon looks fun…. Really fun…. Is there a special evacuation procedure for thaynes canyon or do they straight up lower you down by rope?


    • Teddy's Lift World February 11, 2019 / 9:41 am

      Yet Sugarbush still says they can’t run Slide Brook because there is “not enough snow for evacuation”. They literally admit that it is their policy.


  8. Donald Reif February 27, 2020 / 9:10 am

    I don’t know if this is accurate, but I’m guessing most people riding towards the Canyons side tend to unload at the midstation to get some extra skiing on Blaise’s Way and Golden Spruce to get down to Dreamcatcher, rather than unload at the Colony terminal, While everyone headed towards Park City gets on at the Colony terminal since that’s the only point accessible from Iron Mountain or Flat Iron.


    • themav March 1, 2020 / 3:52 pm

      Fewer people unload at the midstation than you might think. When riding over from PCMR, I usually unload and ski down from there. I’ve had people surprised that I’m unloading there before; I just don’t think people realize it’s an option. They could add signage explaining this if they wanted. They closed the off ramp trail from the midstation, I’m not entirely sure why. I wonder if it was related to why Flat Iron was so delayed in opening this year.

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      • Donald Reif March 1, 2020 / 7:30 pm

        I think PCMR should put up the signage, since there are alternative routes to Dreamcatcher that are really only accessible from the midstation.


    • apf4 April 21, 2020 / 10:35 am

      Correct. Unless you are able to ski double black terrain, you would ride the gondola to the Park City (Miners Camp) terminal. If you are riding towards Canyons, it is best to unload at the mid station because it is mostly flat at the colony station.


    • Joe Traynor February 9, 2021 / 11:00 pm

      thats what we did when we visited. a lot do it, but I was surprised that some didn’t. huge ass mountain.


    • Kam May 28, 2022 / 8:20 pm

      I think that’s what most people who know of the mid-station do. We usually ski down The Highway, but Blaises way is good too. Sure beats staying on the gondola all the way down


    • Rylan November 21, 2022 / 1:31 pm

      I personally do this. It is a good way to avoid the catwalk you need to take after getting off at the canyons station. It doesn’t avoid it but you get some speed to get past it. But most people do not get off at midstation as they believe it is difficult terrain.


  9. LetItSnow September 23, 2020 / 9:40 am

    Does the gondola run from the start of the season, or is it a delayed opening?


    • themav September 23, 2020 / 10:08 am

      The Quicksilver Gondola typically opens mid to late December.


      • LetItSnow September 23, 2020 / 11:34 am

        Thank you! Does Silverlode open at the same time, or generally earlier?


        • themav September 23, 2020 / 12:44 pm

          Silverlode opens earlier. I’ve seen it open as early as late November before. Typically opens early December after they’ve made enough snow on the trails.


  10. Phoenix November 29, 2020 / 11:04 pm

    Are there runs on both sides of the mid station? If so, is there a path between the two sides of the mid station so you can access the terrain on either side?


    • Donald Reif November 30, 2020 / 8:13 am

      There’s The Highway and Blaise’s Way, both of which take you to Dreamcatcher before ending at the base of Iron Mountain.


      • Kam May 28, 2022 / 8:22 pm

        There’s also the newly added “Mimi’s Way” which connects The Highway and Blaise’s Way


    • themav November 30, 2020 / 10:48 am

      There’s also the pinecone ridge terrain going into the park city side. However, since it’s south facing, conditions can be variable, and it requires a decent snow depth to be worthwhile. In the right conditions Limelite/Lite’s out can be great. You can walk around the angle station and access the runs on either side.


  11. Bob June 30, 2022 / 1:58 pm

    Does anyone know why PC didn’t garage the gondolas during the summer this year? I went biking up there recently and noticed they weren’t parked. Seems strange as they have a parking area for the cabins and there would be less stress on the cable. Also, I’d think they’d at least park the cabins due to wind (many times I’ve been stranded on one side of the resort or the other because quicksilver was closed due to wind). Idk if these problems are as bad as they seem, but can someone please explain the reason for not parking them? Thanks!


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