Jasper Skytram

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Jasper Skytram
Jasper Tramway from below 2009.jpg
The Jasper Skytram from below in 2009
Jasper Skytram is located in Alberta
Jasper Skytram
Overview
StatusOperational
CharacterRecreational
LocationWhistlers Road, Jasper, Alberta
CountryCanada
Coordinates52°51′05″N 118°07′26″W / 52.85147°N 118.12375°W / 52.85147; -118.12375
Open1964; 57 years ago (1964)
Websitewww.jasperskytram.com Edit this at Wikidata
Operation
Trip duration7 min
Technical features
Aerial lift typeAerial tramway
Manufactured byP.H.B. Company
No. of support towers1
No. of cables2
Cable diameterTrack rope cable: 46 mm. Hauling rope: 27 mm.
Operating speed6 m/s

The Jasper SkyTram is an aerial tramway on the mountain called The Whistlers near Jasper, Alberta, Canada. It is the highest and longest guided aerial tramway in Canada.[1] It goes to a height of 2,263 metres (7,425 ft) above sea level with a travel time of 7.5 minutes. From the upper tramway station, the hike to the Whistlers Summit is 1.4 kilometres, and is a 200-metre (660 ft) elevation gain to 2,463 metres (8,081 ft). It is 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) south of Jasper, off the Icefields Parkway on Whistlers Road. It is a seasonal operation, running from late March to the end of October. It has been in operation since it was built in 1964.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ride the Tram". Jasper Skytram. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
  2. ^ "Our Jasper Stories: The history of Jasper SkyTram". The Fitzhugh. 7 September 2020. Retrieved 17 September 2020.

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