Chair 4 – Mission Ridge, WA

At one point all of Mission Ridge’s lifts were Riblet doubles with vault bottom drives.
Loading at tower 1.
Bottom station overview.
The top station with tensioning.
View down from the unload ramp.
Tower 24.
Unloading area.
View down the line.
Breakover towers.
Middle section of the lift line.
This is the only chairlift open during night skiing.
Former mid-station unload site.
There is a mid-offload that is used during low snow conditions.
One crossarm get lowered and another added to convert to mid-station operation.
View down below the former mid.
The first few towers.
Another view of the lower part of the line.
Lower half of the lift seen from the parking lot.
Vault drive building.
Drive bullwheel.
Loading area.

9 thoughts on “Chair 4 – Mission Ridge, WA

  1. Mark July 29, 2019 / 10:14 pm

    Any idea when the midstation was removed? I was at Mission Ridge years ago and remember seeing the remnants and wondered if it was an old midtstation.


  2. AT July 30, 2019 / 6:03 pm

    Mark, it has not been removed it is a convertible mid station and is only utilized in the case of low snow, since the snowmaking system only reaches that far up on the terrain serviced by Chair 4.


    • pnwrider March 17, 2021 / 11:49 pm

      I just went to Mission Ridge last week for the first time in many years and you’re right. The midstation was in use!


  3. Tom December 16, 2020 / 9:44 am

    Is Mission Ridge using it this week, 12/19/2020?


    • Joe December 17, 2020 / 12:58 pm

      Yes, 4 has been open to the mid only so far this season.


  4. iloveribletdoubles April 22, 2021 / 9:37 pm

    What makes a resort choose one hanger design over the other? Riblet had two different hanger designs that they used on center-poles, it always confused me because Mt. Hood Meadows ordered the more straight one for their Blue chair, but they ordered the ones seen here for their Yellow chair (both built in 1967).


  5. theincsupport May 6, 2021 / 1:57 pm

    I don’t know why the midstation is here, when I was here I lapped this from it’s amazing off trail and I never saw a single person get off on this.


    • kevin February 5, 2023 / 2:35 pm



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

    This chair is called “Skagit”


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