Edelweiss – The Summit at Snoqualmie, WA

Riding up.
alpental 4-26-08 006
Top return bullwheel.
Middle section of the lift line.
Looking back.
Top unload.
Double diamond unloading ramp.
Bottom drive station and loading ramp.
Lower lift line.

10 thoughts on “Edelweiss – The Summit at Snoqualmie, WA

  1. Wjmerriman September 14, 2019 / 3:14 pm

    The ramp at the top station was rebuilt in the last few years.


    • skier72 January 1, 2020 / 12:47 pm

      Here are a few pics of the new upper station (taken from remontees mecaniques).


  2. VintageChairlifts November 26, 2019 / 2:10 am

    Of all the Riblets at Snoqualmie, I think this will be the saddest one to lose.


    • Paul Manafort November 26, 2019 / 12:03 pm

      I don’t think they will ever replace it. There would be riots. Also, they just upgraded the ski patrol office underneath the top terminal.

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      • Chris November 27, 2019 / 2:04 am

        What is so special about this lift that replacing it would cause riots?


        • Che Guevara November 27, 2019 / 11:57 am

          Alpental, and especially this lift, have a cult following in the Seattle area


    • Riley January 20, 2020 / 7:20 pm

      Also I don’t think there is reason enough to replace it. As far as I know, uphill capacity isn’t enough of an issue to warrant a quad. And it was difficult enough in 1967 to blast the rock and lay foundation. I doubt the Summit would put the money into that. Besides, they have enough Riblet doubles in storage to supply parts and keep Chair 2 running for another 100 years.


      • Vintage Chairlifts March 13, 2020 / 11:08 pm

        Their master plan included replacing it with a higher capacity lift. However, I suspect it’s lower on the list than most other replacements, If they ever build that backbowls lift, that’ll take some of the pressure off it as well.


      • pbropetech March 14, 2020 / 11:58 am

        I can attest to the blasting. My dad helped build that one (as well as chairs 1 and 3) in ’67 and talked about how much drilling they did. He and several others wanted to do rock anchors but that wasn’t what Riblet did, so they blasted big holes for concrete.


  3. Enumclaw kid May 13, 2020 / 4:06 pm

    Like Northway and C-6/High Campbell at Crystal, not only does this lift have a cult following, it’s expert-only, and the low capacity promotes quality over quantity.


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