Northwest Express – Mt. Bachelor, OR

Top drive terminal.
Lift line.
Lift shack and top terminal.
Breakover towers.
An empty lift line in the spring.
Top terminal and breakover towers from above.
This lift has tensioning at both ends because it is so long.
Lower section of the lift line.
Doppelmayr tower.
Another view down the lift line.
Upper section of the lift.
Looking back down.
Chair parking rail with maintenance bay.

15 thoughts on “Northwest Express – Mt. Bachelor, OR

  1. Cameron Halmrast January 27, 2019 / 11:20 pm

    The center arm rests were removed for the 18/19′ season to make way for new seat pads.


  2. Maxwell July 29, 2019 / 3:24 pm

    Are those custom terminals?


    • Sen July 29, 2019 / 9:16 pm

      This is obviously a dopp but the top terminal kind of resembles the early 90’s poma terminal. Just a coincidence. At a lot of mountains in oregon and washington, the weather is very aggressive, so many of the lifts there have custom terminals built to withstand the weather.


      • Donald Reif July 30, 2019 / 6:00 am

        It looks like a UNI-M terminal with a custom skin that makes it similar in appearance to the sister Outback Express.


      • Donald Reif September 25, 2019 / 11:27 am

        Though that’s a good point it could pass for a Poma Challenger terminal pretty easily.


        • Ben Eminger October 3, 2020 / 9:35 am

          It’s a UNI-M terminal with the rare outer walkways around the tire banks, similar to Fitzsimmons & Garbanzo at Whistler and Gold Hill, Prospect, & Ute Park at Telluride.


  3. wolf January 16, 2021 / 2:34 pm

    Weird, this was built at the same time as Deer Point Express at Bogus Basin in Idaho but the terminals look 5 years older.


    • Utah Powder Skier January 16, 2021 / 2:49 pm

      The terminal is exactly the same as Deer Point, but with a different skin on top. If you look closely, the terminal supports and the turnaround are just like any Uni Spacejet.


    • Donald Reif January 16, 2021 / 2:50 pm

      Northwest’s terminals look more like prototypes for the second generation of Spacejet terminal. For comparison:


  4. Donald Reif January 16, 2021 / 3:52 pm

    The breakover honestly looks a bit like the breakovers on Revelstoke’s gondola and Christie Peak, with two tubes and three lifting frames, the only difference being that in Norhwest’s case, the lifting frame that isn’t positioned over a tower tube only has sheaves for the uphill side.


  5. Donald Reif April 12, 2022 / 8:18 am

    Video of the lift:

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  6. Paul April 1, 2023 / 9:52 pm

    Is it just me or does this lift run ominously slow for its length?


    • Rob April 6, 2023 / 9:58 am

      Bachelor lifts have had several breakdowns in recent years. Most notably Skyliner 2021/2022, Outback 2021ish, and Northwest 2015 and 2022/2023. They are operating on the diesel back generator and running somewhere around 75 % of full speed.


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