Sunrise #5 – 49° North, WA

Modified CTEC top terminal.
This lift came from Mt. Hood Meadows via Mt. Ashland.
View down the upper part of the line.
CTEC bail chairs with no safety bars.
Middle lift line.
View down into Sunrise Basin.
Looking up from the base.
Side view of the bottom terminal.
This was height-adjustable when it was at Mt. Hood Meadows.
Another view up the line.
Loading area and operator house.

9 thoughts on “Sunrise #5 – 49° North, WA

  1. Brian November 26, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    Looks like the old shooting star lift. Painful to ride. Wonder if it’s machinery is as loud as it used to be?!


    • Peter Landsman November 26, 2017 / 2:22 pm

      Between Mt. Hood Meadows and 49 North, it sat at Mt. Ashland for awhile.


      • Joe Blake November 30, 2018 / 9:34 am

        Sat, as in never installed?


        • Cameron Halmrast January 2, 2021 / 10:12 pm

          Correct. It sat at Lithia Motors for several years over environmentalist saying it would harm wet lands.


    • Ben Eminger September 9, 2019 / 9:43 pm

      Ride is smooth as glass and quiet as heck, the motor is noisy as a sports stadium but the ride is nice, smooth, & quiet.


      • Brian October 11, 2019 / 8:34 am

        It was painful due to it being fixed grip (relatively slow), and the wind screamed down the line, head on, due to shooting stars alignment on the mountain. Sounds like the motor is still loud as hell.


        • Ben Eminger October 11, 2019 / 8:45 pm

          Yep, loudest motor on the mountain by far, you can hear it from quite a ways down the line.


        • Donald Reif October 11, 2019 / 10:42 pm

          As Shooting Star, it had a lot of side hill.


      • Alex May 17, 2020 / 9:32 pm

        Was there a specific reason the machinery was so loud? I can’t imagine how awful a ride this must have been when it was at Meadows. I’ve probably spent more time lapping Shooting Star than I have anywhere else on any other mountain and on windy days it can still be miserable. The days when they’ve required 4 people to a chair because of the wind speed / direction are especially memorable (not in a good way).


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