Schumann Summit Express – SilverStar, BC

The gondola replaced a double chair in mid-2018.
There are only 11 towers but the lift serves an important purpose as the only direct route out of the base village.
Return station outside controls.
CWA name plate.
Top station turnaround.
Lifting frame on tower 10.
Tower 11 and the top drive station.
Side view of the upper terminal.
Uni-G drive station.
View down the lower lift line.
CWA Omega IV 8 LWI cabins.
Cabin and DT-108 grip.
Old Summit double tower next to a new one.
Upper section of the lift line.
View up from the base area.
The departure side of the upper station.
Uni-G-M return station.
Lift overview.
Downhill end of the top terminal.
A breakover tower with two cabins passing.
Combo sheave assemblies.
The middle part of the lift.
Lower terminal with short maintenance rail and work carrier.

6 thoughts on “Schumann Summit Express – SilverStar, BC

  1. Donald Reif February 29, 2020 / 10:26 pm

    With the larger intervals, I’d say the Comet Express is still the main lift for lapping the trails in this pod.


    • reaperskier March 1, 2020 / 6:37 am

      I see. Schumann Summit Express is similar to the Mt Rainier Gondola at Crystal Mtn in Washington. Both lifts are designed for foot traffic (although skiers can ride it too).


  2. HexTheDragon February 6, 2021 / 2:19 pm

    Why are some sheaves painted red? I’ve noticed that at other resorts too, and they always seem to be the outside ones in runs of four/six


    • Donald Reif February 8, 2021 / 9:25 am

      Red sheaves weigh more.


    • BC Skier Guy March 31, 2021 / 1:36 pm

      Red sheaves on Doppelmayr lifts are the drop sheaves. Like others have said, they weigh more and are designed to “drop” if there is a derailment of the haul rope. This will move the sheaves train in a way that breaks a brittle bar and triggers a stop on the lift. This is the secondary RPD system, the primary is a system of rope-monitoring proximity switches.


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