Mt. Hood Express – Mt. Hood Meadows, OR

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Height-adjustable bottom terminal.
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Bottom station.
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Looking up the line.
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Top terminal from below.
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Looking down the line.
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Top station.
The top terminal aerial view from Cascade Express.
Leaving the return station.
Riding up the line.
One of a few breakovers.
View down at tower 10.
Another look down the line.
Arriving at the drive.
Upper section of the line.
Lower lift line section.

7 thoughts on “Mt. Hood Express – Mt. Hood Meadows, OR

  1. HoodRacer February 2, 2019 / 3:14 pm

    I think that, except for the top tower, this lift reused the old Jacob’s Ladder /Express lift tower tubes. If you look at where the lifting frame attaches to the tower itself (and compare it to other Poma HSQs) you can see how the two pieces were adapted to fit.

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    • Cameron Halmrast February 2, 2019 / 7:48 pm

      It did indeed reuse the former towers of the previous fixed grip Doppelmayr triple. I’ve always wondered where that lift ended up as it was only 10 years old when it was replaced.

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      • HoodRacer February 3, 2019 / 6:19 pm

        Me too; I also always wondered why they didn’t replace Blue instead and leave the triple there for extra capacity.

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        • Donald Reif September 23, 2019 / 1:10 pm

          Space purposes? (Although from the looks of it, there’d be more of an unload area for gathering if Blue had been replaced instead of the triple).

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        • Cameron Halmrast September 23, 2019 / 3:26 pm

          If you ski Mt. Hood Meadows, you will understand why Blue wasn’t replaced as the unloading area is in a bad spot. The bottom is also very flat making it hard to navigate to the bottom of the lift, especially coming from the north.

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  2. Donald Reif September 23, 2019 / 9:37 pm

    The reuse of the old Jacob’s Ladder towers results in an effect I’ve also seen on the Cinch Express and Strawberry Park Express lifts (Garaventa CTEC high speed quads that replaced Doppelmayr triples) wherein the towers are much closer spaced than you’d normally see on these kinds of lifts. In fact, the Strawberry Park Express has a few breakovers like the ones on Mt. Hood Express here.

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    • Donald Reif September 9, 2020 / 1:46 pm

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