Lookout – Stowe, VT

Lower lift line.
View up the lift.
Looking down from near the summit.
This Riblet is so big the standard two leg terminal model had to be lengthened with two more legs.
Breakover near the summit.
The top terminal seen from below.
Lift line overview.
Loading area.
Side view of the bottom station.
Middle part of the line in winter.

16 thoughts on “Lookout – Stowe, VT

  1. northeastchairlifts May 26, 2017 / 8:33 pm


  2. Max Hart January 30, 2019 / 5:21 am

    Bad news for Lookout Fans:


      • Max Hart January 30, 2019 / 10:41 am

        Not sure, but now every passholder has a reason to make a big stink about it. That’s not a bad thing for anyone who wants Lookout replaced to that Fourrunner doesn’t always get slammed.


        • Teddy's Lift World January 30, 2019 / 11:15 am

          I love lookout. I hope that it never gets replaced. Stowe is completely responsible for this because the backup engine was broken and couldn’t be started. It’s Stowe’s responsibility to make that every lift has a working backup.

          Liked by 4 people

      • skitheeast January 30, 2019 / 5:32 pm

        Honestly, they should have removed it back when they put in the new FourRunner in 2011 and just put a 6/8 person chair in instead. With the increase in crowds since then, they should ideally replace FourRunner with SixRunner or EightRunner and move the new quad to replace Mountain or move it to Sunapee and replace North Peak. However, it is more realistic to remove this and Mountain and then just put a D4C where Mountain is.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Donald Reif December 2, 2019 / 9:15 pm

          Better still, leave FourRunner as is, put a high speed quad on Lookout, and keep Mountain.


        • Skristiansen January 31, 2021 / 2:47 pm

          A lookout replacement makes more sense. I would guess that a 2800pph HSQ would be good there because it would shift the traffic away from fourrunner and to the lower mountain thus making lookout the workhouse lift on middle Mansfield.


  3. Elmore.md January 25, 2021 / 8:58 am

    One important thing to consider is that with a higher capacity on Mt. Mansfield, the trails would become even more overrun. Crowds at Stowe get pretty bad on good winter weekends, and I feel like adding another high speed quad, or upgrading forerunner to a 6 pack would be a mistake. I’m also a fan of the old riblets, so I do have a bias towards lookout.


  4. BeyondtheLodge February 8, 2021 / 6:05 am

    Vetical on this lift is way off, I believe you mean 1,750ft


  5. Skristiansen March 14, 2021 / 5:30 pm

    Hopefully vail can replace this and toll house in the near future.


  6. thousandmileportage November 10, 2021 / 8:18 am

    I’ve loved this lift for years as the alternative for people in the know when the Quad gets mobbed. But honestly if Stowe would replace the Triple with something detachable, it might draw enough intermediate-level skiers away to make the quad an exclusively expert’s lift, eliminating the need for the Double entirely.


  7. CJ Gaunce November 22, 2021 / 1:51 pm

    Good new Lookout fans, fresh coat of paint for the 2021/2022 ski season!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Calvin December 16, 2022 / 9:38 am

    Why do the first set of pics have a vertical component parallel to the top of the hangar arm, but the lower pics don’t?


    • Joe Blake March 20, 2023 / 11:17 pm

      Looks like two different styles of swing dampers. The dampers in the first few shots are bigger, but the rest still have them.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s