Vanier Express – Mont Ste-Marie, QC

Loading area at the drive terminal.
Lower lift line.
Tower 1 and the bottom station.
Base area overview.
Top terminal with pancake design.
View underneath the terminal.
Looking down from the summit.
Side view of the top.
Another view of the upper station.
Return operator house.
View down the line.
The first few towers.
Drive terminal side view.
Another view of the bottom terminal.

2 thoughts on “Vanier Express – Mont Ste-Marie, QC

  1. Tyler Nicholds September 2, 2022 / 11:08 am

    Mont Saint Marie is an awesome resort and the best in the ottawa region having nearly double the vertical than its competitors, two high speed quads with no lines even on holiday weekends, and a nice community feel. Plus these lifts are pretty unique with the half enclosed bottom competition terminals, and whatever the model of the top terminal is called. Great pics Peter!


  2. MSM October 29, 2022 / 8:06 pm

    This lift also had a brutal breakdown in 2015, that left me, and dozens of other skiers stuck on the lift for hours. I was stuck on the sheave assembly on tower 16, and probably shoulda just jumped off, but I watched the “last chairlift” a few monthes before, and that was enough to just ride it out until I was roped down from the lift. Safe to say, most local skiers including myself are hoping they replace this lift with a Doppelmayr HSQ, not a LPA HSQ.


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