Hoodoo, OR

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7 thoughts on “Hoodoo, OR

    • pnwrider October 21, 2020 / 11:55 pm

      That’s so cool to see that document! And I’ve seen historical photos of that original double with wooden towers, they definitely went for wood the first time around.


  1. Vintage Chairlifts October 28, 2020 / 10:48 am

    Some pictures of the original Green Lift from the Forest Service’s photo archive:

    Hoodoo Ski Bowl, Santiam Highway, Oregon

    Hoodoo Ski Bowl, Santiam Pass

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  2. susunw December 15, 2021 / 7:38 pm

    Born in ‘56. I remember being about 6 or 7, ride the old wooden lift. My sis would touch snow at the top of the headwall. The geometry of the butte vs line of lift. Sometimes it was rather scary when there was a lot of new snow, but I never managed to get pulled off! I felt such a brave kid! Love skiing!
    In the early days of this lift, my father told me, on a few occasions the governor(speed control) malfunctioned. Whoa whee! Took off so fast you’d be looking straight down. Of course, then the stop switch is hit & whoosh, lookin’ straight up! Several more wicked swings before calming! A few times folks fell right on off!
    In his high school days, my father helped shuttle the lodge, in numbered pieces, from then recently decommissioned Camp Adair. They’d get free lift ticket for their help!
    Certainly, many of my best memories are from Hoodoo. I don’t remember ever overnighting in the lodge, as we had a little old 1950’s camper.
    The fireplace was so huge they’d have such a big Yule log, it burn well past New Years!
    Such wonderful memories!❤️🌞


    • susunw December 16, 2021 / 7:51 am

      Not my sis, my skis!🌞


  3. iloveribletdoubles March 25, 2022 / 11:21 pm

    Chair counts:
    Ed: 56
    Green Machine: 116
    Hodag: 56
    Manzanita: 72


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