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.
Mid-loading.
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.

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  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.

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        • 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.

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    • 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.

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      • 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.

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      • 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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