Chair 1 – White Pass, WA

Top drive bullwheel.
Unloading ramp.
Looking down near the summit.
Heavy side
Breakover towers.
Looking up from the base area.
Bottom tension station.

12 thoughts on “Chair 1 – White Pass, WA

    • WPSkier January 29, 2019 / 9:40 pm

      Whoops, Chair 2/Pigtail II is 1957.


  1. dhowe January 30, 2019 / 1:59 pm

    I’ve never seen this lift run since the adjacent detachable was installed.


    • Cameron Halmrast January 30, 2019 / 4:13 pm

      It serves as a back up if the Great White Express goes down. If this lift was removed, there would really be no way to access any of the terrain at White Pass with the exception of beginner / lower mountain only.


    • WPskier January 30, 2019 / 9:18 pm

      I saw them run it last month for maintenance.


      • Mark March 8, 2019 / 5:52 pm

        That’s cool! I’ve visited a few times from Oregon and that is the only lift I have never ridden at White Pass, I’ve always wanted to because it seems creepy and kind of exciting breaking over the double black diamond in a little Riblet double chair. Never have seen it run till that video!


  2. Teddy's Lift World June 3, 2019 / 9:57 am

    Many mountains have “backup” lifts that turn out to hardly, if ever run at all. They can be very useful if the mountain actually keeps them in good condition. If the Great White Express goes down this could be a great backup. It would also be useful for busy days. Top Notch at Attitash would’ve been so useful this year because of what happened with the summit triple. My point here is that mountains should take advantage of these lifts much more than they do currently.


    • Skier o’ the Steeps June 8, 2019 / 11:06 pm

      They used it on busy days before the expansion went in. I hear they stopped to save money.

      They almost fired it up on the last weekend of this year when Great White went down. Unfortunately, it was too windy to run that day. This lift is pretty exposed at the top.


  3. Steven Ashe December 27, 2019 / 8:27 pm

    I rode this once 10 years ago since it was running due to Great White being down, feel quite lucky to have caught it since it sounds like that’s the only time it runs anymore!


  4. powderforever45 December 27, 2019 / 8:37 pm

    Hey peter, in the table it says this is chair 2 but when you click on it it says chair 1 at the top of the pictures. Isn’t it supposed to be chair 2?


  5. Sb8009 January 6, 2020 / 8:47 pm

    I hear that White is planning to remove this one in several years. Mostly playing it safe with the tower foundations.


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