Timber Wolf – Lookout Pass, ID/MT

Top terminal.
Looking down the line.
Lower lift line.
Looking down to the base terminal.
Bottom bullwheel.
Bottom station and lift line.
Top station drive and tension.
In 2021, this lift received triple chairs, new controls and tower modifications in advance of the Eagle Peak expansion.
View down the line with new galvanized chairs.
Loading area after the refurbishment.
New sheave assembly and guidage.
Custom chair.
Breakover towers.
Most of the heavy side received 8 sheave assemblies to accommodate loaded triple chairs.

10 thoughts on “Timber Wolf – Lookout Pass, ID/MT

  1. theincsupport July 19, 2021 / 4:49 pm

    Just saw this lift without the snow a few days ago, it is very cool looking! I noticed it looked like some abandoned ski hill or something like that, it had some graffiti on the bottom operator shack, the controls outside at the bottom terminal were locked up, but a very cool look! I also noticed at the top of this lift, about 10 feet to the right, half of its chairs were taken out and the motor was not in the motor room. I noticed the lack of chairs when first looking at it at the bottom, this chair doesn’t have super far spacing normally. Also, about 50 feet right of this thing, in where the trees start, there is a bunch of old riblet parts from like a tower, I think I saw a few tower heads, and towers too. Don’t know what this is, but both of these might have something to do with the expansion happing, which I actually saw a few more runs cut out then from the ski season. I don’t remember where I saw it, but I heard something about they are going to use the old chair 1 in the expansion. The motor room from that old chair 1 is at the bottom near the top of the beginner chair. Final thing, I was talking to the lifty off the top of the new chair 1, waiting for my bike to come behind me, and he said they want to replace the double chairs on this lift with quad chairs.. don’t know how that could work. Who knows if this will actually happen, only 1 way to find out!


    • Myles Svec July 19, 2021 / 6:14 pm

      There was supposed to be a second chairlift in the Eagle Peak expansion that was supposed to be a double (I think it was supposed to be the old chair 1 but that lift may have been scrapped). The old chair 1 was a Riblet so it could have been parts from chair 1.


  2. Anthony September 27, 2021 / 3:29 pm

    Looks like they are converting this to a triple for this season. Not sure if it’s just a conversion for now or if it will ultimately be a phased replacement.


    • Will September 28, 2021 / 11:47 am

      That is great! I wonder what carriers they will use. Let us know if you find out.


  3. lookoutfan December 16, 2021 / 12:53 pm

    They hung the triple chairs on the line this week. The lift is not yet open, they said last weekend they would need to do load testing before they could put it into full service, I’m not sure if the load testing has been done yet. I have a couple of photos of the top station and the chairs on the line, any advice on how I can upload photos in a comment here?


      • Will December 17, 2021 / 12:42 pm

        They seem nice, looks like late era galvanized Riblet triple chairs, possibly made by Superior Tramway?


  4. LookoutFan February 3, 2022 / 2:52 pm

    The new triple chairs are more comfortable than the old double chairs were. However, the lifties are only loading two people per chair (unless the third person is a child or there’s not much traffic on the lift). I’ve heard from the lifties and from someone involved with the ski school that the system was under-engineered for the new triple chairs, the existing motor is not strong enough, and they plan to replace the motor with a bigger one during summer 2022.


  5. Joe Blake February 13, 2022 / 10:49 am

    How’s that for putting the cart before the horse? Almost not even metaphorical.


    • Peter Landsman February 13, 2022 / 10:50 am

      They were loading 3s when I took photos the other day. Not a busy day however.


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