Summit Express – Mt. Bachelor, OR

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Bottom terminal building.
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Lift line minus chairs.
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Bottom terminal equipment.
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Tower and lift line.
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Drive cabinet.
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Chair parking.
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Bottom station.
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Doppelmayr Worldbook page 1.
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Doppelmayr Worldbook entry.
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Riding up in the spring.
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View back down the line.
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Breakover towers 19-21.
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This terminal building was re-used from the former detachable triple chair installed in 1982.
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Top terminal building.
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Lift line.
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Top terminal during operation.
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Note the extra metal plates to protect sheave trains from rime ice.
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Lower terminal building with chair parking inside.
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An empty lift line.

9 thoughts on “Summit Express – Mt. Bachelor, OR

  1. tjskiloaf17 December 5, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    any pics of old detach triple?

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    • John October 18, 2018 / 4:38 pm

      I’ve got several from the 80s. Unfortunately they’re on film and inaccessible to the interwebs at this point. If I can get them scanned I’ll post them here or send them to Peter. For what it’s worth, the original lift looked much the same aside from first-generation DS grips and green plastic slats on the old ET triple carriers.

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  2. Maxwell May 23, 2019 / 8:43 pm

    1024 fpm?

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  3. Donald Reif September 25, 2019 / 11:25 am

    For a high altitude lift with a lot of exposure, it does seem odd that the chairs wouldn’t be given slatted backrests, like Skyliner and Cloudchaser have.

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  4. Donald Reif September 25, 2019 / 11:33 am

    Here’s a photo of the old high speed triple:

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    • Collin Parsons September 25, 2019 / 1:14 pm

      Really cool to see that picture. Where did you find it? Clearly the high speed triple was very low capacity. I didn’t think those lifting frames were out in 1983. I thought it would’ve had the ones like Duncan/Soleil at Tremblant. Also, it looks like the towers were reused for the quad.

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      • Donald Reif September 25, 2019 / 2:58 pm

        It was on Wikipedia’s article about Mount Bachelor.

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  5. Donald Reif September 30, 2019 / 2:02 pm

    I’ve sometimes seen this photo of the lift as the banner when browsing the site:

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