Whistler Village Gondola Stage I – Whistler Blackcomb, BC

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Upper portion of stage I.  The WVG is really two separate lifts with shared cabins.  The original cabins were replaced with Sigma Diamond cabins after these photos were taken.
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Arriving at the mid-station where cabins switch between haul ropes.
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Leaving Whistler Village.
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Bottom terminal departure side.
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Base station in Whistler Village.
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Poma plaque showing the lift’s original name.
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Inside the bottom terminal loading area.
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Elevators to underground cabin parking at Olympic Station.
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Chain-driven rails in the mid-station. Each section of the lift can be run independently if necessary.
The Whistler Village gondola received new Sigma Diamond cabins in 2014.

 

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4 thoughts on “Whistler Village Gondola Stage I – Whistler Blackcomb, BC

  1. Andrew June 21, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    The Whistler Village gondola got new cabins in 2014, and is now an 8 MDG Lift. I will be up there this summer if you would like pictures of the gondola with new cabins. Fitzsimmons also no longer has bubble chairs, they are now just regular 4 CLD Chairs.

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    • Cameron Halmrast June 21, 2017 / 11:21 pm

      Just curious, but do the bubbles make an appearance on the Fitzsimmons Express in the summer time? I seem to be seeing quite a bit of media showcasing the bubbles on like every third carrier during summer ops.

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      • Andrew July 29, 2017 / 10:11 pm

        They did at one point, but they don’t anymore. They don’t put them on even in the winter anymore. I think they all got moved over to Wizard and Solar Coaster.

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      • Cooper July 30, 2017 / 12:50 pm

        Yeah, Wizard and Solar coaster have tons of extra bubbles. They arent normal and bubble for the whole lift line.

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