Magic Mile – Timberline Lodge, OR

Lower lift line.
Riding up at tower 6.
Looking down from tower 13.
Approaching the top.
Mile-long lift line.
The top terminal is in a building like most high-altitude lifts on Mt. Hood.
Bottom terminal.
Bottom with chair parking building.

5 thoughts on “Magic Mile – Timberline Lodge, OR

  1. Skier o’ the Steeps July 2, 2019 / 3:29 pm

    Site of the first-ever Riblet ski lift. The original was a single-person lift.

    There’s a small section in the book Tramway Titan about it. Byron Riblet did not take the Great Depression well, spiraling off into alcoholism and his company nearly went out of business.

    Almost the entirety of the funding, design, and construction of the lift was handled by his chief engineer. The resulting lift apparently had problems with rime ice, it derailed a few times, and its motor was WW1-era.


    • MilanYVR July 16, 2019 / 8:30 am

      Funny you mention first ever “ski lift”. In the BC town of Kimberly and Britannia (50km away from whistler) people used to get on “Riblet mining Ariel conveyor belts” with their ski’s to some small slopes hand cut by miners.

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  2. pnwrider November 28, 2019 / 9:54 am

    I’m pretty sure the hourly capacity is closer to 2,400pph, I think the chair spacing was about six seconds. This is probably the only detachable at Timberline that is high capacity. The others have pretty wide chair spacing, especially since three of the detachables reuse towers of their fixed grip predecessors.


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