Chinook Express – Crystal Mountain, WA

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Bottom terminal at in the base area.
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Doppelmayr DT Grip
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Bottom terminal with queuing gates.
Top terminal.
Riding up in the summer.
Looking down the lift line in the summer.
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Summer view of the top terminal.
View up from the base area.
View leaving the bottom terminal.
View back down the lift line.
Arriving at the drive station next to the top terminal.
The final few towers.
Upper part of the lift line.
Tower 9.
Lower part of the lift line.
Doppelmayr Worldbook entry.

16 thoughts on “Chinook Express – Crystal Mountain, WA

  1. Raj Thorp January 27, 2020 / 8:55 pm

    They run this lift way slower than 1000 fpm for sure. Seems about 700-800


    • Donald Reif January 27, 2020 / 9:09 pm

      Makes sense as a base area lift.


    • pbropetech January 28, 2020 / 1:52 pm

      Better than 450 and many stops on the old Midway Shuttle.


      • Joe Blake June 9, 2021 / 4:34 pm

        Phht. You miss Midway. Admit it.


        • pbropetech June 26, 2021 / 10:19 pm

          I do, actually.


  2. Ski man October 23, 2021 / 2:03 pm

    This look like high speed seven chairs


      • Myles Svec October 23, 2021 / 3:19 pm

        Just as confused as you are.

        Liked by 2 people

    • Utah Lost Ski Area Project October 23, 2021 / 4:27 pm

      Have no idea where you’re coming from, the last pic shows six people without any room to spare.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. ski man October 23, 2021 / 5:22 pm

    sorry I meant a high speed six pack I didn’t mean seven


  4. ski man October 23, 2021 / 5:23 pm

    sorry I meant high speed six not seven


  5. ALT5690 October 23, 2021 / 5:28 pm

    whats happening but I think he made high speed six


  6. Joe Blake March 2, 2022 / 9:40 am

    If any of you are wondering, getting hit in the face by one of these chairs when you see a nice throwin rock on the ground and forget you have it at 5 metres and you jump off the ramp directly into one that is only about a third of the way into the decel zone really hurts and also bends your polycarbonate glasses frames.


  7. ShangRei Garrett March 2, 2022 / 8:45 pm

    What is a break fork switch as shown in the worldbook?


  8. pbropetech March 2, 2022 / 8:59 pm

    It is a positive-break switch, more commonly known as a brittle bar, that will break either when the rope contacts it or when the pair bar assembly rotates enough to break it. It’s a backup to the RPD/CPS switch (the orange cylinder) seen in the same photo, which will stop the lift when it no longer detects the rope near it.


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