Rock Garden – Anthony Lakes, OR

In 1999, Riblet updated a 1967 double to a modern triple chair.
View up from the base.
Tower 1.
Towers are original 1967 ones with extensions, catwalks and lifting frames added.
First few towers.
Top bullwheel and unloading ramp.
Fixed return bullwheel.
Looking towards the big breakover.
Breakover towers.
Angled Riblet tower.
Lower part of the line seen from above. That’s my car!
Middle portion of the line.
Steeper upper section.
’90s-style Riblet drive-tension station.
Loading area and operator house.

11 thoughts on “Rock Garden – Anthony Lakes, OR

  1. stmeyer2015 May 3, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    I’m curious how Riblet erects their towers. Seems like it would be a hard job to fly in towers and mount them at such high angles.


    • John October 18, 2018 / 4:28 pm

      If memory serves, they were flown with tie-down cables attached. The ground crew would hook thise to stakes, and level the tiwer according to how the surveyor directed them. Only after that would they pour concrete. In later years the base stubs were installed roughly the same, then once the concrete was cured the towers were flown in and attached to the stubs with levelling bolts.


  2. V12Tommy December 24, 2018 / 10:29 pm

    I don’t think I’ve seen a single Riblet tower that wasn’t perpendicular to the slope, regardless of slope angle.

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    • Jeff December 13, 2021 / 1:51 pm

      Unless you want to count East Peak triple chair and Snoqualmie. Although it is a Riblet, when they reinstalled it it was done in house


      • Somebodyelse September 28, 2022 / 2:28 pm

        But the original installation as the Silver Fir Triple had the towers angled.


  3. Joshua March 12, 2019 / 12:10 pm

    How did this person go up there to get a picture of the lift wasn’t even operating at the time


  4. Joshua March 21, 2019 / 9:32 am

    Wait does this loft rarely operate?
    And do you need to pay to get up the lift since there is no lodge and it doesn’t seem like there is any ski patrol.


    • Mark July 31, 2019 / 10:30 am

      I’m guessing Peter walked around and took these photos on a day before or after the ski season. As far as I’m aware, Anthony Lakes has been a ski area that’s been around for a while! It’s known for amazing snow.

      Since it is a small ski area, the lodge is pretty small and hard to see from the photos.

      There isn’t any toll to pay to get up there, I’ve been up there before. Only time ya pay is if you buy a ticket to ski there and ride the lift.


    • wolf January 7, 2022 / 2:25 pm

      You can see the lodge in pic 11.


    • Jim n March 11, 2022 / 11:46 pm

      We are a fully operational ski area with a robust patrol and ski school. Come ride with us one day. I know you’ll love it


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