Single – Canada Olympic Park, AB

This rare single chair was built to service the smaller ski jumps.
It has only three towers.
Lift does not appear to have operated in years as of 2018.
Blue Mountain Lifts drive terminal.
Tower 1.
Bottom station.
Lift overview.

21 thoughts on “Single – Canada Olympic Park, AB

  1. Robert Mueller February 27, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    Is BM Lifts still in business making new lifts?

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    • Andy February 27, 2018 / 12:49 pm

      BM Lifts is now owned by Leitner-Poma Canada

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  2. Jonathan May 10, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    How much do you think this lift would cost for somebody to buy it?

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    • Paul Manafort December 11, 2018 / 8:38 pm

      Just emailed Danielle McGovern, the supervisor of lift operations about this. She responded with this:

      “We are not selling the single chair, nor necessarily looking to sell the chair in the near future.”

      She also said this about the future of the lift:

      “The last time it was used was October. It has been used for Ski Jumping in the small bowl for several years. Going forward the ski jumping site will be de-commissioned but considerations to continuing the use of the chair for training sites is where we are at with it right now. Hope that helps!”

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  3. daniisauruswrecks May 7, 2019 / 2:22 pm

    New update on this beauty!

    Medal Maker (name of the Single chair), is set to be used as the lift for a sloped airbag development site starting August 2019.

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    • Danielle McGovern August 13, 2019 / 12:46 pm

      This project is on hold unfortunately

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  4. Duncan August 13, 2019 / 12:28 pm

    Is this the newest single out there?

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    • danimcgovern August 13, 2019 / 12:46 pm

      Its not new, no. It was installed here around 94

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      • Duncan August 13, 2019 / 3:36 pm

        I know, I meant are there any other newer singles in NA?

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        • milanyvr March 3, 2020 / 7:15 pm

          Not quite.

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        • Teddy's Lift World March 4, 2020 / 3:59 am

          I don’t really count that one as it uses a T-Bar frame and is a private lift. It basically takes an old t bar along with custom fabricated parts to make a private ski lift.

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  5. Tyler Baroody March 24, 2021 / 3:26 pm

    Doppelmayr towers, Borvig sheaves, and lots of other stuff…..What you said sums it up best.

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    • skier72 January 5, 2022 / 4:13 pm

      Towers and sheaves are all BM Lifts design.

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  6. Steven January 5, 2022 / 3:14 pm

    this lift doses not appear on the map of win sport the eastside runner dose. I think they should open the ski jumping side of the hill to the public since the ski jumps are decommissioned as will as the eastside runner quad I would like to see both of these chairs operate sometime in my lifetime.

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    • danimcgovern November 4, 2022 / 3:13 pm

      Great idea Steven, and it is certainly thought about and could be something we see in the future. Not currently in the master plan, but that whole site is currently under lots of review.

      There is a lot of old infrastructure that would have to be removed before we could even allow people in there safely for skiing- I would guess over 50-80K in different slope work, removal, plus the snowmaking line going to the area has a lot of known leaks and is deteriorating so that pipeline project would need to happen first- guessing at a 200K cost. So doable, but not as easy one might initially think (:

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      • Robert Mueller November 4, 2022 / 5:45 pm

        Any other updates on the status of this lift? It’s pretty sweet.

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        • danimcgovern November 7, 2022 / 6:26 am

          No updates- it is hard to find it’s little niche here (it only has 13 carriers) and so staffing and maint costs for such a small capacity makes for a hard justification to operate. I think at this stage we would consider selling- giving it its best shot at another 3rd life lol

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      • Steven November 5, 2022 / 7:48 pm

        Thanks for your replay.

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  7. Steven November 7, 2022 / 4:17 pm

    this chair only has 13 one setter chairs on it

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