Sea to Sky Gondola – Squamish, BC

The bottom drive station is under a wooden roof rather than a traditional terminal skin.
Exposed Doppelmayr tire banks.
Bottom terminal departure side with wrapped lift shack.
A look inside the bottom station from ground level.
Towers 1-3 with a combined 80 sheaves.
Very steep lower section of the line.
Upper lift line.
View down the line from tower 12.
The top terminal is a standard Uni-G model in green paint.
Downhill side of the top station adjacent to the Summit Lodge.
Door opener and unloading platform.
Top turnaround contour.
Doppelmayr operator house and control pedestal.
Towers 9 and 10 with re-enforced lifting frames.
Downbound approaching tower 6.
Bottom terminal exposed bullwheel and trumpets.

13 thoughts on “Sea to Sky Gondola – Squamish, BC

  1. powderforever21 August 11, 2019 / 3:43 pm

    Why would someone cut it? Beautiful views from this gondola.


    • Kaden K (nedakalTNT) August 11, 2019 / 7:33 pm

      Eco-terrorism. People didn’t like the environmental impact of this lift, but still, it’s not right to do that. I hope they find that guy and charge him or her lots of money.


      • mzg August 12, 2019 / 8:27 pm

        I’ve never fully understood, what is the true environmental impact of a lift like this? Not looking for a pro/con argument, just a factual assessment of the impact.

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        • Joe Traynor June 7, 2020 / 4:14 pm

          Not much since what is removed is then used either to build the valley terminal or is used at biomass power plants. Every lift project today or most will reclaim what is removed. What isn’t is generally placed as burn piles if the area is inaccessible by car or truck like at ski resorts.

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        • ryand1407 April 24, 2023 / 1:03 pm

          Less of an impact than any local mtn bike trail


  2. lucas February 12, 2020 / 9:45 pm

    this lift seams to be built in an environmentally conscious way, just look at the minimal soil disturbance around the tower foundations

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  3. Phoenix February 15, 2020 / 11:31 pm

    As of Friday it’s open again!


  4. Raj Thorp February 29, 2020 / 9:17 pm

    Without the incident, I think they do a great job preserving this lift. Then again, no skiers come and ruin the cabins with their poles and boots

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  5. Aidan Reilly September 14, 2020 / 12:23 pm

    Has been cut again as of September 14, 2020 at 4:00 AM; nobody was on the line at the time.


  6. lucas G September 15, 2020 / 11:44 am

    this is just sad


  7. Kevin Ratcliffe September 18, 2020 / 3:08 pm

    Does anyone know if they have parc rails?
    Seems to me the simplest solution would be to install a totally automatic Doopelmayr parc rail system and then have the lift spin all night long
    The way areas with icing issues due

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