SkyTram – Jasper, AB

The Jasper SkyTram is the longest, tallest and oldest aerial tramway in Canada.
It ascends over 3,100 feet in under eight minutes.
There is only one tower just below the halfway point.
The bottom terminal building.
One of the two docking bays.
A cabin in the dock.
Cabins were designed for 30 passengers in 1964 but only carry 26 plus an operator as of 2018.
Cabin 2 leaves the bottom station.
The bottom and top terminals seen from downtown Jasper.
Lift profile.
Upgraded ropes from Fatzer.
Cabin two ascending Whistlers Mountain.
The motor room.
View from cabin 1.
Operator controls.
Cabin 1 at the summit.
This is the original 1964 design.
View from the summit.
Looking down at tower 1.
Cabin 1 descending.
Both cabins pass just above the tower.
Cabin 2 nearing the summit.
View of Jasper.
The top station buildings.
Hanger, track and haul ropes.
View as cabins pass.
PHB tower.
Lower station area.

4 thoughts on “SkyTram – Jasper, AB

  1. milanyvr October 31, 2019 / 7:11 pm

    Its not really the oldest in Canada, its the oldest modern system.
    Theres been trams in canada since the industrial revolution. Most of them where used for mining, or transporting workers.

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  2. somebody March 21, 2020 / 9:41 pm

    this is one of those scenic lifts where I wish they’d let you ride up with skis.

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    • pnwrider July 25, 2021 / 1:15 pm

      Agreed. Another one would be the Wallowa Lake Tramway in Oregon… The gondola cabins even have racks for skis, and there is a base ski lodge that never ended up getting used for its intended purpose!

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  3. Doug July 26, 2021 / 7:59 pm

    The snow cover would be almost identical to that of Marmot Basin, which is one mountain to the south with identical exposure. Given the steepness of the terrain, I doubt snow cover would be sufficient to ski more than a few weeks per year.

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