Skyline Express – Ski Bluewood, WA

From 1978 to 1986, Skyline Express was the only lift at Bluewood. The drive terminal was built into the base lodge.
Loading area inside building.
Hand-operated brake and controls behind.
Leitner gearbox. There is no electric motor, just a diesel prime mover and gasoline backup.,
Cat diesel.
Ford gasoline aux.
Bottom terminal building.
View up the lift line.
Middle part of the line.
Looking down around the middle of the lift.
Depression tower 12.
Another view down line.
Nearing the top.
Summit overview.
Breakover towers.
Top “snowflake” bullwheel.
First few towers at the base area.
Lift overview.

2 thoughts on “Skyline Express – Ski Bluewood, WA

  1. Patrick January 19, 2020 / 9:10 pm

    I was at Bluewood today, and Skyline Express was definitely hauling more than 600 skiers per hour, even with frequent stopping. I’m guessing that 600-passenger figure in the table is probably because they removed 2/3 of the chairs for summer ops… there’s a sign in that building that says downloading is limited to every third chair. I didn’t time it, but it seemed like today the chairs were coming every 9-10 seconds or so.


  2. Scott Brice March 3, 2023 / 5:44 pm

    So crazy how ugly it looks in summer. I feel like Iam just skiing on walking trails in the winter. Super cool post! Love Bluewood


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