Illuminator #2 – Mt. Spokane, WA

Another old Riblet with tapered towers.
This site used to be a mid-offload with the drive formerly in the base area.
Newer vault drive.
Chair 5 replaced the lower section.
Lift overview.
The old drive vault still stands.
Breakover towers.
Split towers before the unload.
Return-tension station up top.
Unload ramp.
View down the steep part of the line.
Lower lift line.
In 2021, this lift received a new Skytrac drive terminal.
New terminal, old towers.
Side view of the Monarch drive.
Unlike almost all Monarchs, there’s no tensioning here.
View leaving the bottom.
Middle part of the lift line.
Drive terminal.

6 thoughts on “Illuminator #2 – Mt. Spokane, WA

  1. Connor March 16, 2020 / 10:41 pm

    those arent tapered towers


  2. Enumclaw kid May 13, 2020 / 8:13 pm

    In February I skied Mt Spokane for the first time, and this thing flies. A real catapult launch. Seemed like the fastest fixed grip chair I had ridden in a long time. I was at 49 Degrees and Red Mountain on the same trip and my impression held up.

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    • Will May 14, 2020 / 3:03 pm

      Sounds like a great ski trip!


      • Enumclaw kid May 14, 2020 / 9:17 pm

        Work sent me to Spokane for a week over a weekend, so I hit three new ski areas for me. Night skied Mt. Spokane, and drove up to the other two on the weekend. Alaska Airlines and Red had a free ticket deal this season, if you showed your boarding pass to Spokane.


    • charlie (theincsupport) January 4, 2022 / 2:04 pm

      I noticed the same thing when I went here last year. I don’t remember it stopping a particularly high amount, but i’m sure it happens a lot. Wonder how the new skytrac drive will change that.


  3. Colton December 7, 2021 / 2:00 pm

    Bottom Terminal is now a skytrac Monarch as of this season.


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