Bonanza #1 – 49° North, WA

Lift overview.
View up the line from tower 3.
Lower part of the lift line.
View up from just below the mid-station load.
Looking down at T16.
Upper section of the lift line.
Top terminal with long tension carriage.
Breakover towers.
Unloading area and new operator house.
Top return bullwheel.
Loading area.
Motor room and drive bullwheel.

9 thoughts on “Bonanza #1 – 49° North, WA

  1. Misha Flynn December 31, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    That operatior house sure would look good with a Uni-G or a LPA next to it. I wonder if they were planning for a new detach quad when they built it?

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    • Donald Reif February 19, 2021 / 3:37 pm

      It’ll be a UNI G.


  2. Skier o’ the Steeps September 30, 2019 / 12:46 pm

    They announced that they’re building a new high speed lift. I assume this is the one they’re taking out.

    They really need it here too. This lift takes forever to ride up from the bottom.


        • Skier o' the Steeps October 1, 2019 / 6:58 pm

          Actually, I think you might have already featured this in one of your round ups. I was just wondering if it was this one or the quad on the other side of the mountain that they were replacing. I assume it’s this one, though since it’s older and lower capacity.


    • skitheeast December 7, 2020 / 7:52 pm

      Honestly, I would rather see them replace this lift with a gondola, as no one really goes all the way down for lapping and it is mainly used for just getting skiers up the hill to other areas. A second lift would then be needed to replace the Klondike portion, and it would be great if it were detachable, but a fixed-grip is more likely. If they would only commit to one detachable chairlift beyond my gondola idea, I would rather see it be for Silver Lode.


      • Myles Svec December 9, 2020 / 4:20 pm

        I don’t think 49 degrees north has the money to replace this with a gondola although that sounds like a good idea. I think your idea could be possible if 49 degrees north was bought by MCP.


      • Donald Reif February 19, 2021 / 3:37 pm

        They’re replacing this with a high speed quad.

        Although I can see Silver Lode and/or Sunrise also going the route of high speed quads in the future.


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