Red Skyride – Grouse Mountain, BC

The Red Skyride can bring twice as many people to the summit and is used most times.
Monster tower number 2.
Tram saddles with Cypress Mountain in the background.
Both towers.
The bottom dock in North Vancouver.
Top dock.
Top dock. Notice the new Garaventa hanger on the cabin.

4 thoughts on “Red Skyride – Grouse Mountain, BC

  1. MilanYVR July 1, 2019 / 12:25 pm

    This lift drives me crazy.
    Its the only public way to get up the mountain without doing a gruelling mountain hike. Ive waited so long to get on this rat cage from a great day of skiing/hiking. Lines can sometimes get up to 3 hours. The record is 6.5 hours on Christmas day. The Cabin itself is in pretty bad condition. Water stains, pealing paint.

    What can be done? well grouse makes a sh*t tone of money. Why not replace it with a 3S gondola? a new tram at this point is kind of a waste of money (for example Jackson hole is kind of crazy for spending like 35million on a new tram). The only other option i can think of is once again fully opening the Blue tram to public, and using the old Grouse Mountain Highway for supplies. Its surprisingly in great shape (according to a friend that works on it) and is in a perfect location. With grouse blue and red open on busy days (aka every day) the mountain would be way better.

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    • Kaden K (nedakalTNT) August 11, 2019 / 7:43 pm

      I agree. Running blue and red together might be needed soon. It would cost more to do that, but I think they might need to do it. I don’t thing they can replace it with a 3s because a normal gondola can get you 3,600 people an hour, which is pretty good.

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      • skiz October 11, 2019 / 8:33 am

        the lift line seems too short for 3 s

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      • Donald Reif March 3, 2020 / 8:17 am

        Yeah, I think a traditional 10 person gondola with maxed out capacity would do the job just fine and also keep the line flowing at a continuous pace.

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