Wish Bone – Snow Valley, AB

There is no other lift like this one – it operates as a pulse with just two large groups of chairs.
Loading area and motor room.
A platoon of 20 chairs.
Arriving at the top.
All riders go around the bullwheel and unload facing downhill.
The top station without chairs passing through.
A group of chairs heading up.
Lower part of the lift line.
A pulse arriving at the summit.
Empty line between groupings.
Tower 1.
The bottom terminal with integrates sheave assemblies.
Side view of the drive station.
Lower terminal seen from above.
Tower 5.
Pulse lifts tend to have lots of sheaves due to heavy loading.
Another look at the drive station.
The entire lift.

5 thoughts on “Wish Bone – Snow Valley, AB

  1. Kaden K April 18, 2019 / 10:29 pm

    I doubt the lift will be running fast for that long because it is a short lift.


  2. Somebody April 19, 2019 / 12:27 pm

    Huh, 180 degree unloading.. Interesting.


    • themav April 19, 2019 / 4:07 pm

      It’s the only reason I can think to have a pulse lift for. Sending people around the bullwheel at almost any speed above the start/slow speed is bad news.


  3. Astrid Lindgren August 4, 2019 / 5:46 pm

    None of this makes sense. It’s so short. Why do weird when normal would do the skiing populace better?


    • Kaden K September 6, 2019 / 5:53 pm

      They didn’t really have very much room at the top, so maybe the fact that only pulses could have 180 degrees unloading contributed.


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