Chair 2 – Mt. Baker, WA

Looking down the lift line from the top station.
Height adjustable top bullwheel.
Bottom drive station, also height adjustable.
Looking down the line.
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Summer view of Chair 1 crossing over Chair 2.
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Bottom terminal in the summer.

4 thoughts on “Chair 2 – Mt. Baker, WA

    • AvocadoAndy October 25, 2018 / 4:43 pm

      The SkyTrac replaced Chair 7, located on the western part of the mountain. The intersection goes between Chair 1 and Chair 2, which are located on the eastern part of the mountain. You may be thinking of the Doppelmayr CTEC Quad that replaced the original Chair 1 in 2008, which does cross over Chair two much like the previous one but does not share a tower with it. They just made a really tall tower after the tower of Chair 2, likely because it would be difficult to make the towers of the Riblet Quad compatible to mount a Doppelmayr tower on top of.

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  1. Riley April 12, 2022 / 1:54 pm

    So despite the original Chair 1 being removed, this lift still has a 1954 Riblet tapered tube tower. Pretty cool.


    • pbropetech April 12, 2022 / 9:33 pm

      Not really. The shared tower was installed with chair 2 in ’64; before that chair 1 did not need a tower there as it was essentially neutral approaching the midstation. I could pick the rope off by hand after removing the opposing sheave there. The shared portion was engineered in to ensure that chair 1 did not sag too close to chair 2 under load. Sorry to burst the bubble.


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