Peak 1 – Lookout Pass, ID/MT

This was the first new from manufacturer lift built at Lookout in almost 40 years.
Peak 1 is the name for the main mountain which opened way back in the 1930s.
Riding up the line.
Lookout Pass completed installation itself and re-used tower tubes from the previous Riblet lift.
View from the summit.
The top terminal also re-used some previous structural elements.
Unloading area.
Riblet-turned-Skytrac station.
Big breakover.
View down the line.
Middle part of the lift line.
The first few towers.
View back down the line.
Tower 11.
The same tower looking the other direction.
Tower 15.
The final few towers.
Another view of the main face.
Angled tower with new tower head.
Lower part of the line.
Side view of the drive terminal.
Departing the bottom station.
Tower 2.
Another view of the top terminal.
Monarch station design.
Lift line overview.

15 thoughts on “Peak 1 – Lookout Pass, ID/MT

  1. Will February 28, 2020 / 10:34 am

    Probably the most beautiful SkyTrac ever made.


  2. theincsupport February 14, 2021 / 11:25 pm

    I feel like they should’ve installed a high speed quad here, sometimes the lift lines get insane.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Myles Svec February 14, 2021 / 11:40 pm

      I don’t think Lookout has the money to do that. That would be nice though.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Utah Powder Skier March 2, 2021 / 1:59 pm

      The cheapest option would be to simply add more chairs to boost the capacity to 2400 pph.

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      • vons3 October 28, 2021 / 3:49 pm

        Reusing towers tubes limited the capacity of this lift, I think 1780 pph was the most the existing equipment could handle so adding chairs would require upgrades to the entire line. The capacity was still an decent upgrade from the old lift.


        • Joe Blake February 13, 2022 / 11:02 am

          Speaking of reusing towers. . .why the re-angle on the new tower caps? I know Riblet used a much more dramatic tube angle than anyone does today, but at first glance it seems like some of the rope force would be more in shear than directly into the footing.


  3. wolf March 2, 2021 / 1:54 pm

    Best Skytrac ever. One of the others should get replaced too, probably Timberwolf.


    • wolf January 24, 2022 / 4:23 pm

      Not Timberwolf anymore. It got triple chairs.


  4. wolf January 24, 2022 / 4:25 pm

    I wish Skytrac would make detachables. Though since they merged with Leitner-Poma, that is not likely. A Monarch would look great as a detach skin.


    • wolf January 26, 2022 / 9:11 am

      Apparently Skytrac was supposed to be friends with Bartholet, and make detachables using their grips. Sad. That would be cool.


      • Chris January 26, 2022 / 1:18 pm

        Batholet never had their own grips, they are using the Wopfner grips.


  5. wolf February 3, 2022 / 3:37 pm

    I forgot about that. That´s what I meant though.


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