Cascade – Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, OR

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Looking up the lift line.
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Bottom station.
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Looking back at the base.
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Top terminal from below.
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Lift line.
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Top tension station.

6 thoughts on “Cascade – Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, OR

  1. Carson December 3, 2018 / 6:44 pm

    Does this lift run anymore

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    • HoodRacer December 4, 2018 / 12:51 pm

      Yes; all the lifts installed at Skibowl still run. This one is the relocated Upper Bowl chair as far as I know.

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      • Pat Chewning February 3, 2020 / 11:07 pm

        The Cascade lift is not the Upper Bowl chair. They are separate lifts and both still running as of Sunday Feb 2 2020 ….

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        • HoodRacer February 9, 2020 / 1:07 am

          You’re right. I more meant that, as far as I know, the Cascade lift used to be installed where Upper Bowl is now. When Upper Bowl was upgraded some of the older parts were moved to build the Cascade Lift (in a similar alignment to where an old T-Bar used to run).

          I could be wrong about some of this, as this is all info I’ve picked up skiing at Skibowl and talking to their lifties, other skiers, etc. over the last 20 years. But it makes sense, as Cascade is made of components that appear to be far older than their 1970s install date would suggest.

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  2. pbropetech June 19, 2020 / 9:04 am

    I’ve worked on a fair amount of Riblets of all vintages, and Cascade is definitely a mix. The top terminal is a pre-1962 style (might be even older) while the majority of the towers are post-1962 ‘slip-cap’ types (I say post-’62 based off old chair 2 at Baker, which was built then and had the older fixed-caps). The chairs are short-bail, not sure when they switched to a longer bail but it was probably somewhere in the late ’60s. Cool stuff here.

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    • Carson October 17, 2020 / 2:11 pm

      And the drive was before 1956

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