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Fastest Chairlifts or Gondolas in North America


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#81 ss20

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 11:27 AM

View Postsnoloco, on 12 March 2016 - 05:08 PM, said:

SS20: GSE is not as fast as Bluebird, but is definitely faster than all the other Yan HSQ's in the east (although more of it is now Poma than Yan). It's a difference of 100-200 fpm, so it runs 900-1,000. Canyon runs 1,100 and Bluebird matches that, but is noticeably faster than GSE. Still faster to take GSE on most days that both are running, as long as you're cool with being "outside" for the duration of the ride to the top. Everyone wants the shelter of the bubble at takes Bluebird.



I don't know where you're pulling 1,100fpm for the Bluebird. It's 1,000fpm. I pulled up this post from Mount Snow's GM blog for reference...

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Q: How fast will the chair go?
A: The Bluebird Express will travel at approximately the same speed as the Grand Summit Express or 1,000 ft/min.
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Posted 13 March 2016 - 05:31 PM

I timed it, that's where I got it from. Definitely faster than the Grand Summit Express.

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 05:57 PM

View Postsseguin613, on 19 February 2013 - 04:09 AM, said:

According to the install stats, the TGV quad at Tremblant runs at 1100fpm. Is this true or just the design spec? It does seem to go quite fast. Anyone have more info?

TGV is 4400 feet long, so it should take 4 minutes at 1,100. I rode it today and although I didn't time it exactly, I think it was running at or close to that. Their gondola can run at 1,200 and was running slightly faster than TGV was, but I'm not sure if TGV was running 1,000 or 1,100. The rest of their detachables run 1,000.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:14 PM

Was at Tremblant this past weekend and can confirm that all their detachables run at their full design speed. That is 1200 on the gondola, 1100 on TGV and Expo, 1000 on Duncan and Soleil, 900 on Flying Mile, and 800 on the Cabriolet and Casino transfer gondola.





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