White Pass – Fernie, BC

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Leitner drive terminal similar to Poma’s Alpha.
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Fixed top bullwheel.
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Lift line from the summit.
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View of the base from Timber Bowl Express.
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Black windows painted over in white.
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Breakover support towers.
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Riding up the upper half of the line.
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Last tower before the top.
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The Yan operator houses came from Lake Louise, which was a sister resort at the time White Pass was built.
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Line near the top.
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Lower section.
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Towers 1-3.
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Side view of the drive.

7 thoughts on “White Pass – Fernie, BC

  1. Duncan September 23, 2018 / 12:43 pm

    Why is that terminal like that? I feel like Poma would have some issues with patent infringement.

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    • Joe Blake January 8, 2020 / 7:03 pm


      Phht. Totally different. No resemblance at all. Sheesh. I mean, one is totally red and stuff.

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      • powderforever45 January 8, 2020 / 7:56 pm

        On the Leitner terminals the room where the drive is curved forwards where on the Poma terminals the drive room is curved inwards. Also the terminal masts on the Leitner are wider and has a bigger piece to move the drive room where the Poma terminals masts are narrower and have a smaller piece to move the drive room.

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        • Philip Polk January 20, 2020 / 10:44 pm

          While those are things that are true, there is more than a soupçon of similarity, yes? Not quite de minimis, but one can easily draw more æsthetic parallels than contradictions.

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    • Donald Reif February 16, 2021 / 4:43 pm

      Leitner

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  2. skier72 February 22, 2021 / 8:49 am

    The Yan operator house has been removed in place of a new operator house.

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