Revelation Gondola Lower – Revelstoke, BC

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Bottom terminal in the Revelstoke Village.
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Another view of the base.
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Loading platform and future parking rail location.
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Bottom station and lift line.
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View down the line.
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Stage I lift line.
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View down to the base at tower 4.
This lower gondola was initially known as Anticipation to differentiate it from stage II.
The lift line with additional capacity upgrade.
The two gondola sections connect but are always run separately.
Parking area for both the gondolas.
Breakover tower with two tubes and three lifting frames.
View down the line.
The very long middle station.
All passengers exit here and continue on to the nearby upper section.
View down towards the village.
The first few towers.
This gondola was built a year after the upper section.
Looking up the line.
Bottom station.
Lift overview.
Loading area in the village.

9 thoughts on “Revelation Gondola Lower – Revelstoke, BC

    • Donald Reif May 20, 2019 / 6:39 pm

      As in, occasions where they run cabins through must be very rare, since the floors kinda make me think that’s only special occasions.


      • Michael May 20, 2019 / 7:56 pm

        Donald, you’re starting to carry on conversations with yourself🤔😏

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      • Ty November 8, 2021 / 3:59 pm

        I’m pretty sure it’s permanent. Was here last year and there is a concrete floor that guides the cabins around each turn in the terminals. If they wanted to run it through they would have to reconstruct parts of the terminals.


  1. gavin September 22, 2019 / 5:20 pm

    I didn’t realize the bottom terminal was so low. It must be like 600m above sea level


  2. Doug Brown February 23, 2021 / 10:50 am

    Why are the segments run independently to inconvenience resort patrons?


    • Ben March 28, 2021 / 7:25 am

      I’d imagine the gondola is disjointed like this to stop high-altitude winds from closing off access to the lower ski area as well. I’m not sure how long it takes to switch from through-running to lower section only in order to avoid a wind hold, but the time could be significant enough that running cabins through by default might prove impractical.

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  3. Rob Withey March 28, 2021 / 11:19 am

    I’m told that it took about 30 mins to disconnect or reconnect the lift, so they decided to permanently run it as two separate lifts. You can see in the photo of the mid station the floor between the sections is filled in, so it can never run connected. It’s probably far less inconvenient for the guests to get out and in at mid, than have to wait for it to be disconnected/connected.


  4. xlr8r March 28, 2021 / 12:10 pm

    Frankly that is a stupid design choice. Why not just build it as two completely separate lifts then. The Top of Stage 1/Base of Stage 2 also looks to be poorly located


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