The Ripper – Revelstoke, BC

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Top terminal with work chair.
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Leitner-Poma Omega drive station.
Side view of the bottom terminal.
Arriving up top.
The top terminal is taller than the bottom because it houses drive equipment.
Side view up top.
Compact bottom station.
Breakover towers 20 and 21.
This lift was built one year after the initial two Revelstoke lifts.
Loading area.
Lift overview.
View back down the line.
Nearing the summit.
View from the top.
Looking down the lift line.
Lower part of the line.
The first few towers.
Tower 1 and the bottom terminal.
Lift line seen from the base terminal area.
Tower 15.

11 thoughts on “The Ripper – Revelstoke, BC

  1. Donald Reif March 2, 2020 / 8:47 am

    The photos taken in 2020 show you just how much closer the chair spacing is now that capacity has been upgraded to a full 2,400 pph.


    • Raj Thorp March 2, 2020 / 9:09 pm

      Interesting. They definitely needed to add more chairs. The chairs that they added though, are they new Leitner-Poma chairs or the ones that came standard on the lift when it was bui?


      • Donald Reif March 2, 2020 / 11:12 pm

        They are Omegas of the same vintage as both quads were built with. They even had a special order of Omega grips built just for them. The way you can tell they are newer is that they have the modern Leitner-Poma logo and not the gold swoosh logo used on lifts built prior to 2011.


      • Donald Reif March 2, 2020 / 11:15 pm

        That’s in fact also true of other Leitner-Pomas of this vintage that had chairs added at a later date, like the Skyline Express, Teacup Express, and the Independence SuperChair.


    • skitheeast April 7, 2022 / 6:42 pm

      Ripper is not quite at capacity yet. They are adding another 23 chairs this summer.

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  2. Donald Reif March 2, 2020 / 8:58 am

    This lift used to have 97 chairs, now it has a full 139.


  3. Somebody March 9, 2020 / 12:27 am

    This lift has the odd square shaped footrests over the cylinder ones present on the stoke (and almost every other chairlift out there). No idea why LP switched designs, the cylinder ones are way better imo.


    • Donald Reif August 1, 2020 / 10:49 am

      The transition over to the new design of footrest happened around 2007. By 2008, they were the default model of footrest used, although rare exceptions do exist (like Three Bears).


    • pbropetech March 28, 2022 / 8:22 pm

      You haven’t had to weld on the ‘cylinder’ (pipe) versions then. The modular aluminum versions are much better.


  4. Chris March 9, 2020 / 1:49 am

    The square shaped ones are the standard Leitner design as seen in Italy and Austria.


  5. Walker March 28, 2022 / 7:04 pm

    The terminal colors on this lift are sharp!


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