Bad Rock #10 – Whitefish, MT

View up the lift line.
This lift was installed used.
View down line.
Drive/tension terminal.
Return bulwheel.
Top station.
Another view of the line.

16 thoughts on “Bad Rock #10 – Whitefish, MT

    • Peter Landsman May 13, 2017 / 12:37 pm

      Thanks, I’ve corrected that. Does anyone know where this lift came from? I believe somewhere somewhere back East, possibly Snowshoe.


  1. Carson July 8, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    I think it came from Berkshire East as Broken Arrow double.

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  2. Northeast Chairlifts July 17, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    Are the carriers hall or thiokol?


    • Jules (ReaperSkier) July 17, 2017 / 6:09 pm

      The carriers are thiokol.


  3. mzg December 29, 2018 / 8:18 am

    I believe this came relocated from 7 Springs in Pennsylvania. The former Gunnar Triple


  4. pnwrider April 6, 2021 / 11:23 am

    How often is this lift used? I have yet to go to Whitefish, although I hope to next season, so I’ve only got a trail map to go off of. I’m a little confused as to what purpose this lift serves.

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    • Myles Svec April 6, 2021 / 1:44 pm

      I’m pretty sure it services the ziplines here in the summer. Not sure about other uses though.


    • Carlene Johnson January 7, 2022 / 8:33 pm

      This lift mostly runs on the weekends during the ski season as an alternate way to get from the base lodge to Chairs 1 and 2 (thus the rest of the mountain). It alleviates the lines at Chair 6, which serves the beginner slope in front of the lodge, in addition to dropping people at the lines for 1 and 2. I’ve only ever seen it used on particularly crowded days.


      • pnwrider January 8, 2022 / 10:25 pm

        Funny enough I went to Whitefish for the first time recently, over the Christmas & New Year’s holiday period. The trail map has a little bit of an odd perspective of the mountain, but going myself definitely helped me understand the role of this lift and the others. I actually used this lift plenty of times over the four days I skied there, as Chair 6 was pretty crowded most of the time with it doubling as a lift for beginners to learn on (leading to frequent stops as well), and an egress from the Base Lodge to the rest of the lifts as you mentioned. I also saw some instructors teaching kids how to ski blues on the Bad Rock run to the right of the lift. I find it odd how so many beginners opt to use Chair 6 when it’s the most crowded, while Chair 9 offers a larger beginner area without the crowds of everyone else trying to get up to Chair 1 and Chair 2.


  5. Donald Reif October 16, 2021 / 10:28 am

    I wonder if this is going to be relegated to auxiliary status once the high speed six pack goes in,


    • Myles Svec October 16, 2021 / 11:00 am

      That is most likely since the six pack will be servicing all of its terrain.


    • pnwrider January 8, 2022 / 10:36 pm

      I imagine it will get very little use when the high speed six pack gets installed. I went to Whitefish over the Christmas & New Year’s period, and most of the time this lift had only a few people riding up the line at a time, oftentimes it was completely empty. People would rather wait in a several minute line for the slower, frequently stopping Chair 6 than walk/sidestep up the little hill that the bottom terminal of this lift sits on. I myself heavily appreciated this lift, skipping the lines every time to get out of the base area to the other lifts. The trees surrounding this lift are also pretty spaced apart, so I noticed some folks enjoying some untouched powder under the lift with minimal effort, plus a natural jump, some bumps, and brush as an obstacle.

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      • Donald Reif January 9, 2022 / 8:02 am

        They might even remove it entirely, with people gravitating to Chair 6 if headed towards Swift Creek/Tenderfoot while taking the six pack to get to everything else.


        • Ben Eminger January 9, 2022 / 9:13 am

          I’d be surprised if it gets removed entirely, this lift is used in the summer time as well to serve bike trails as well as direct access to the zip line tour, unless Whitefish plans on eliminating the bike trails from this lift, and/or removing the ziptour all together (which would be sad because it is a very good time) I’m sure this lift will stay.

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  6. Collin Parsons February 16, 2023 / 5:31 pm

    As of 2023, this lift no longer operates in the winter. This means the Snow Ghost lift effectively replaced 3 lifts. It starts at the bottom of this lift, serves all the terrain the old lift 4 did, plus more, and ends where the old Lift 5 did before it was relocated.


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