Brooks Express – Stevens Pass, WA

The Brooks Express replaced a Riblet double in 2019.
The top terminal is longer than the bottom and houses the tensioning system.
Top return terminal.
Downhill end of the top station.
View down the lift line.
Looking up the line.
Tower 9.
The alignment has lots of ups and down.
The top terminal seen from Skyline.
Side view of the top station.
Unique sheave configuration.
Breakover towers.
Small maintenance rail at the bottom.
Riding up at tower 3.
Middle lift line.
Looking back at tower 6.
Riding up the middle part of the line.
The final two towers.
Arriving at the return.
View from the summit.
Tower 13.
Lower part of the line.
The bottom terminal.
Loading area.
Doppelmayr Connect controls.
As part of the Brooks Express construction, the Skyline Express was moved uphill.
Riding out of the base area.
A chair with wind slats and no footrests.
Combo assemblies.
Tower 6.
Tower 15 with UV guards.
Depression tower 8.
Lower part of the lift line.
Side view of an eight sheave combination assembly.
The bottom station.
Drive station.
Lower terminal next to Skyline and Hogsback.

8 thoughts on “Brooks Express – Stevens Pass, WA

  1. Donald Reif December 27, 2019 / 10:02 am

    Somehow, this lift has the most interesting profile of the three base area high speed quads, seeing as a third of its towers are made of combi and hold-down towers.


  2. Raj Thorp January 26, 2020 / 10:27 pm

    Anyone know why the first towers are so high off the ground when the start of the lift has a flat profile?


    • Donald Reif January 27, 2020 / 7:06 am

      You can see the lift passes right by a snowcat maintenance area. The extra clearance looks like it has to do with that.


  3. Tyler February 21, 2020 / 4:02 pm

    They should take the old brooks lift and build a short chair pilot of it going from the top of brooks express all the way up pas barrier ridge to top of skyline. Riblet chairs are adaptable even though parts are hard to get. If luck would have it there’s still brooks towers and terminals even left laying around


    • Donald Reif February 21, 2020 / 4:05 pm

      That’d be a rather pointless lift.


  4. apf4 May 5, 2020 / 10:28 pm

    Why does this lift have comline(s) if it uses Doppelmayr connect. Maybe for the lights on the towers?


    • ChaseH May 5, 2020 / 11:03 pm

      Doppelmayr Connect still has a comline. There’s still communications from the top to the bottom, as well as at each tower for rope position, derail detection, and wind monitoring at one or more towers. Many newer (US) lifts will use a buried comline that instead of being suspended between towers so there’s less opportunity for damage.


  5. Donald Reif January 26, 2021 / 8:27 am



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