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7.5 meters per second.

Ride Time

approximately 11 min.


one cabin departs every 49 seconds

Total Distance

4.4km/2.73miles (straight line)

Length of Unsupported Span

3.024km/1.88 miles (straight line between the two towers that are furthest apart)

Highest Point

above the ground is 436m/1427 feet over Fitzsimmons Creek

Number of Cabins


Capacity of Cabins

22 seated, 6 standing


2050 people per hour each way

Number of Towers

4 (2 on Blackcomb and 2 on Whistler)

Height of Towers

35-65 meters/100-213 feet

Track Ropes

the two stationary ropes that the cabin rides upon-each rope is 56mm in diameter. Total length of the track rope with the sag is 4600m

Haul Rope

the single rope that pulls the cars along the track ropes is 46mm in diameter. Total length of the haul rope loop with the sag is 8850m
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