Pucci – Timberline Lodge, OR

This high speed quad opened in 2020, replacing, a Poma triple.
Many of the tower tubes were reused from the previous lift.
All new tower 1.
Loading area.
Doppelmayr operator house.
This lift services primarily beginner terrain.
Combo assemblies on tower 5.
Upper part of the lift line.
The top terminal.
The station was built on top of the old vault drive for the Pucci triple.
Underside of the top terminal with Timberline Lodge in the background.
Tower 9.
Combination sheaves.
View up at T4.
The bottom terminal and tower 1.
Another view of the Uni-G station.
Unloading area.
Side view of the top.
Tower 13, which was built new.
View down the middle part of the line.
Tower 2.
A chair departing the bottom terminal.
Doppelmayr Connect controls.
Chair 14.
Top station overview.

19 thoughts on “Pucci – Timberline Lodge, OR

  1. pnwrider November 29, 2020 / 4:14 am

    This was definitely a much needed addition! Now Timberline is pretty much a 100% detachable chairlift experience, save for the beginners on the Bruno Chair.

    Even though the capacity is theoretically the same as the original lift, I think it will move more people per hour due to it stopping less, with detachables being easier to board and disembark, although it still has a bit of an offramp. I’m surprised they kept the vault drive from the old lift like they did with Molly’s.

    I can definitely see more people skiing/riding the Pucci terrain now. For a very long time, the Pucci area was the only pod of terrain at Timberline that was served by a fixed grip chairlift.

    I wonder what’s next in Timberline’s master plan!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Donald Reif November 29, 2020 / 6:40 am

      I think that Bruno will become a carpet in the future.

      Liked by 1 person

    • awconrad December 1, 2020 / 10:20 am

      I think the gondola connection to summit is their next plan

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Myles Svec November 29, 2020 / 10:08 am

    Does reusing riblet tower tubes affect capacity of lifts? They were not designed to hold HSQs weight in them so I imagine so.


    • pnwrider November 29, 2020 / 11:49 pm

      A lot of the detachable quads at Timberline reuse the towers of the lifts that came before them, and also have a very low hourly capacity, so I definitely think there is a correlation.


    • vons3 November 30, 2020 / 12:31 pm

      Depends on the the diameter, wall thickness, orientation and location of the old tower tubes, unfortunately, reusing riblet towers usually do limit the capacity of a new larger lift. Riblet mostly used 18in tower tubes and their equipment was very light weight so their tower locations tend not optimal to heavier loaded profiles or the towers lack the strength needed so extra towers have to be added to the profile (extra cost) to make it work.


    • Daniel Bund November 30, 2020 / 9:24 pm

      The lift it replaced was a Poma Triple. So I don’t think there were ever any Riblet towers in this lift alignment

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      • Owen Mitchem January 11, 2021 / 1:08 pm

        That Poma triple itself replaced a Riblet double.


  3. Pat Chewning November 30, 2020 / 11:03 pm

    The new Pucci “Stoplemeyer” lift was stopping in the wind today (Monday Nov 30 2020). The Jeff Flood “Soplemeyer” lift also stops a lot in the wind.


    • Donald Reif December 1, 2020 / 7:05 am

      Wind holds are nothing new for resorts with a lot of heavily exposed lifts.


    • Peter Landsman December 1, 2020 / 7:06 am

      It was very stop and go on Saturday too without much wind.


    • Joe Blake December 1, 2020 / 6:16 pm

      New lifts can sometimes be a little buggy the first winter. Each is a model from a catalogue, sure, but every single lift is ultimately a custom build. Part of the bugginess is the hardware and software of the lift, part is the customer base, some is the ski area itself in that employees all need to learn the new equipment and maybe overcome a previously held bias or two (often with patrol and management and instructors butting in to “help”), and pretty soon the first winter can be surprisingly frustrating. It gets smoother as time passes and everyone settles into how each lift works and the mechanics and manufacturers are given the space to get any backside issues cleaned out. Also, too, if yer tryna troll, at least learn to spell Stoppelmayr correctly.

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  4. Ben Eminger March 13, 2021 / 9:37 pm


  5. Iloveribletdoubles April 18, 2021 / 1:16 pm

    Why did this lift break down?


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