Chair 3 – Mission Ridge, WA

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Vault drive.
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View up at tower 15.
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Angled tower.
This lift is one of four bottom drive, top tension Riblet doubles built at Mission Ridge.
Vault drive building.
View up the lift line.
The first few towers.
Middle section of the line.
View down line.
Upper part of the line.
Top tension station.
Unloading at tower 22.
Lift line overview.
Bullwheel and tension carriage.
Unloading ramp below the top bullwheel.

5 thoughts on “Chair 3 – Mission Ridge, WA

  1. iloveribletdoubles March 29, 2021 / 10:25 pm

    I don’t think those hangers are the standard center-pole Riblet hangers.


    • Joe Blake July 25, 2021 / 4:52 pm

      Which one? There’s at least two styles on this chair. Also, as a bike mechanic, I hafta ask what is “standard”?


    • pbropetech February 5, 2023 / 7:48 pm

      They are, actually. Originally Riblets had no cable catchers on their assemblies and that was how the bails looked. When they started making cable catchers standard, they had to increase the length of the shank on the clip, and thus were able to make the bails straight rather than angled (which was necessary to clear the sheave axles in the original configurations). When it became ‘standard’ (to use your phrasing) to have cable catchers, most ski areas opted to keep the original hangers and modify them instead. In most cases that meant adding a spacer to make up the additional length. I can’t tell from these photos if that’s what Mission did but that’s my experience.


      • Ribletfan February 7, 2023 / 2:06 pm

        In old pictures of Blue at MHM it appears to have the angled bail but it currently has the straight bail, do you think they replaced it?


  2. kevin February 5, 2023 / 2:34 pm

    This chair is called “Nooksack”


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