T-Bar 2 – Whistler Blackcomb, BC

2004 Whistler Trip 019
Twin T-bars with drive and tension at the bottom.
2004 Whistler Trip 020
Lift lines with lattice portal-style towers.
Upper station overview.
View down the line.
As of 2022, T-Bar 2 is the only one of the two remaining.
Lower station.
Tension system.
Top bullwheel with Harmony in the background.
Towers for T-Bar 1 still stand but the haul rope and stations have been removed.
Mueller lattice tower.

11 thoughts on “T-Bar 2 – Whistler Blackcomb, BC

  1. Thomas Jett May 29, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    Is T-Bar 1 operating, or not?


      • MilanYVR August 7, 2019 / 10:36 pm

        So i think i may of found out. In many old whistler photos T-bar 1 seems to be running and not T-bar 2. This could hint that their may be lot more wear and tear on T1. So because T2 was under used, its more reliable now.


    • Cash May 26, 2023 / 11:05 pm

      In one of the photos above, theres no T’s, sheeves or line.


  2. Milan S March 24, 2019 / 7:26 pm

    By far the coolest lift at whistler just because of its age. The Lattice portal towers are cool and this lift definitely lives up to vails slogan as “Epic”


    • Mark October 10, 2019 / 10:01 am

      I will never forget riding this with my snowboarding friend, and how it gets kind of steep at the end. Him holding on for dear life using sheer upper body strength and me attempting to straddle it, but the T was halfway down my calves because my snowboarding friend was holding on.

      It was his first time ever riding a T-Bar haha


  3. Rob Withey August 9, 2019 / 8:40 am

    T-Bar 1 doesn’t run because the haul rope is dead. We have just removed this old lift as it would never be run again. The stations are gone but the towers are staying up because they support the comm line for T-bar 2 which is getting all new electrical. (controls, drive , motor)

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  4. James November 3, 2021 / 6:07 pm

    Did T-Bar 1 end up at Eastlink Park, Alberta? They seem to have gotten a Mueller T-Bar after T-Bar 1 was removed, and the stations look the same as these ones. Liftblogs new lifts table shows Eastlink’s T-Bar as coming “From Whistler, BC” and this is the only lift that would fit the bill.

    Curiously, the Eastlink Park lift has a set of lattice hoop towers although I understand T-Bar 1’s towers are still standing? I wonder where those came from.

    If it is T-Bar 1… not bad for a 1965 lift, still finding use in 2021.


    • skier72 March 25, 2022 / 3:36 pm

      It either came from T-Bar 1 at Whistler, or the removed Mueller T-Bar (2012) at Kinosoo Ridge, AB that was replaced with a Doppelmayr quad.


  5. Micah March 28, 2023 / 9:00 pm

    R.I.P. T-Bar 2’s twin 😢


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