Built by P.H.B. Co. (Germany) and completed in 1964, the Jasper SkyTram travels at speeds of up to 6 metres per second and takes just 7 minutes to climb to the upper station at an elevation of 2,263 metres, just shy of the summit of Whistlers Mountain at 2,463 metres.
The tram system itself is made up of a number of key components which work together to ensure a safe trip up and down Whistlers Mountain.
6 wheels (270 mm or 10.5" in diameter) are located in the housing along with a spring-loaded track rope brake that is hydraulically lifted and mechanically locked.
This is used primarily for service and maintenance and provides a platform for our engineers.
There are 2 cables. A track rope cable (46 mm in diameter) on which the tram car rides and a smaller cable known as the hauling rope (27 mm in diameter), which is responsible for pulling the tram up the mountain.
During your flight on the Jasper SkyTram, our fully-trained and knowledgable flight attendants will operate the tram, point out some of the many sights, and answer your questions.
Measuring a spacious 183 cm x 330 cm x 231 cm, each cabin has a capacity for 26 people plus one flight attendant.*
*Tram capacity is currently reduced to a maximum of 12 with barriers in place in accordance with provincial health guidelines.