West Bowl – Sun Peaks, BC

Tension carriage and bullwheel up top.
Tower 9 and the unload.
View down the line.
Hall tower with Doppelmayr sheaves.
Bottom terminal with adjacent generator.
Hall fixed drive.

20 thoughts on “West Bowl – Sun Peaks, BC

  1. ski usa February 23, 2020 / 8:06 pm

    why were the carriers removed?


    • Peter Landsman February 23, 2020 / 8:44 pm

      I took these photos at the very end of the season. West Bowl had already operated its last scheduled day.


    • pbropetech April 26, 2023 / 9:14 pm

      Three years later but still germaine. At the time Peter took these photos, the lift was closed for the season as he mentioned. Manufacturer’s manuals direct us to remove surface lift carriers and store them out of the weather for the summer, so that’s what my counterparts had done here.


    • LH April 26, 2023 / 9:23 pm

      I think that West Bowl never spun again after these photos were taken due to pandemic staff shortages. Will be beyond awesome to be able to lap this area while being whisked up on a detach in the future.


  2. LSkiL January 20, 2021 / 7:36 am

    West Bowl is simply being closed this season due to a lack of staffing.


  3. Tyler Baroody March 22, 2021 / 10:35 am

    Was it once a J-bar? I’ve only seen those crossarms on Hall J-bars.


  4. Doog October 13, 2021 / 1:43 am

    Anyone know if this fella will be operating for the ‘21-‘22 season?


    • Peter Landsman October 13, 2021 / 8:42 am

      I asked Sun Peaks this question a few weeks ago and here’s what they said: “Information on the status of the West Bowl area is in progress and we’ll have an update for guests later this fall.”


  5. Donald Reif October 13, 2021 / 1:37 pm

    There’s a part of me that could imagine a triple or fixed grip quad running here.


    • skier72 October 13, 2021 / 2:08 pm

      They should have kept the old Crystal triple for this location instead of scrapping it…


      • Anders April 26, 2023 / 11:09 am

        I agree. There was no need to scrap the Crystal triple. In fact, they never even had to remove it!


        • Paul Mathews April 26, 2023 / 5:46 pm

          The old Crystal Chair was too old. 1978.


        • magicwizard423 April 26, 2023 / 7:14 pm

          Paul Mathews, age isn’t the cause for replacing a lift, as long as they get well maintained. There are many older lifts than this 1978 that are still operating and are in good conditions.


  6. Larry Wollum November 26, 2021 / 7:31 am

    The Hall cross arms were made to bolt together like that. They were done like that probably to utilize spring boxes instead of the Hall extendable tubular carriers that were originally on the lift.

    The drive terminal appears to have been converted to hydraulic drive instead of electric.

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    • LH November 26, 2021 / 10:30 am

      Sad to see it go.
      Its neat to see and ride lifts that are adapted, modified and repurposed over the years.
      Im sure the insurance underwriters have a different opinion on that though.


  7. Ron Nichols June 1, 2022 / 4:58 am

    Yes. I like repurposed old lifts. Riblets and Halls. They built the ski industry of North America. It is sad that they are being taken out and replaced.


  8. Paul Mathews November 11, 2022 / 5:25 pm

    The West Bowl Tbar is being replaced by a new Doppelmayr high speed quad chair. Construction is underway as of 2022 Fall.


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