Quad – Loup Loup, WA

In 1998, Loup Loup acquired Crystal Mountain’s former Midway Shuttle quad for its new summit lift.
The lift is a 1988 Poma so was only ten years old when it was reinstalled.
The bottom terminal has a rare modern vault drive.
Depression tower 1.
View up the lift line from the base.
It looks like a mid-station was designed in but not actually utilized.
View down line.
Unloading at tower 18.
Side view of the top return bullwheel.
Middle section of the lift.
Upper section of the line.
The first few towers.
Lift line seen from the access road.

4 thoughts on “Quad – Loup Loup, WA

  1. Misha Flynn May 15, 2018 / 12:55 am

    Did this lift have an alpha drive when it was at Crystal?


    • Joe Blake October 10, 2018 / 10:58 pm

      I was kinda young, but I’m remembering a top vault drive.


      • John October 18, 2018 / 10:01 am

        You are correct. Midway was a top-drive at Crystal. As I recall, our manager wanted the vault so the lift would be quieter than the Alpha overhead terminal. Made no sense as Rex was right next door and was (probably still is) super loud. I remember when it was built; we were all pretty excited that the bottom was right in front of the lodge.


        • Joe Blake February 23, 2019 / 4:44 pm

          Hiking to 1 was still the better option. No stops.


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