Timberline’s quest to become an all-detachable mountain will become closer to reality this fall with the replacement of Pucci by a new quad chair. Already approved by the Mt. Hood National Forest, the project will see the retirement of Timberline’s oldest operating chairlift, a Poma triple dating back to 1987. Another Poma fixed grip lift built the same year, Bruno’s, is slated to be replaced with a conveyor in the near future.
Timberline’s sixth high speed quad will re-use most of the existing towers and maintain the same 1,800 passenger hourly capacity. Ride time will decrease to just 4.5 minutes. The new lift will enhance the beginner and intermediate experience at the next lift guests progress to after Bruno’s. Timberline did not announce a manufacturer, though Doppelmayr built the area’s last four new lifts.