Triple 60 – The Summit at Snoqualmie, WA

Side view of the bottom terminal.
Lift line.
View leaving the bottom terminal.
View back down the line.
Arriving up top.
Upper station overview.
Unloading area.
Tower 11.
Loading area and motor room.

15 thoughts on “Triple 60 – The Summit at Snoqualmie, WA

  1. Max January 28, 2019 / 8:26 pm

    Anyone know anything about the three day “scheduled” shutdown of this lift that started today? Gearbox replacement?


  2. Max Hart January 17, 2020 / 7:07 pm

    I’m going to place my bet now: the Swift Current detachable quad at Big Sky or parts from it whether that be basically a relocation albeit much shorter, or just chairs, towers, line gear, and new Uni-G terminals, will replace this lift in 2021.


    • Skiz January 17, 2020 / 7:21 pm

      They said it would go east


        • Max Hart January 17, 2020 / 8:09 pm



      • Max Hart January 17, 2020 / 8:17 pm

        There aren’t any real hints that a lift other than Kanc or possibly Barker are going in in the east next year or in 2021. We know something is going on with Barker; it’s been surveyed twice in the last few months, but I highly doubt they would replace a 30 year old detachable quad with a 20 year old detachable quad. There’s no logic behind that. Kanc wasn’t a mystery since it appeared through WMNF. Nobody from Sugarloaf has heard something about a new lift there (and if anything was going on there, someone would know).
        I don’t think it’s going east, and the only other detachables that we know are on Boyne’s list (other than numerous at Big Sky) are at Snoqualmie, specifically a replacement for this lift or a new International detach quad at Alpental. My bet is that this lift gets replaced first.


        • Anonymous February 21, 2021 / 6:00 pm

          same. that should be first priority. it will reduce the massive load on central


        • Myles Svec February 21, 2021 / 6:27 pm

          For Barker someone on this blog got some insider info from someone and said they are still deciding on a 6 or 8 for Barker so a detach quad will probably not replace Barker.


    • Erik Blazing January 17, 2020 / 8:41 pm

      I know a HSQ is in their master plan but I’m not convinced it’s really necessary for such a short lift. Ride time is already under 5 minutes. Maybe just for the capacity upgrade?

      I believe Snoqualmie’s master plan calls for an infill lift & new runs between Summit Central and Summit West; could the old Swifty go there?

      Then there’s also a replacement for Wildside, which also helps with the West-Central link, and which is older and lower-capacity than Triple 60.

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      • Riley November 28, 2022 / 4:51 pm

        The alignment is going to change and start at the same place Central Express currently starts. I’ve heard talk that Central Express might be repurposed as the new Triple 60 HSQ. And I’ll bet if they can afford it Central Express will become a 6 pack. As for Wildside personally I’d realign it to begin east of its current location, so more or less in the Mountaineers area, and then have a separate lift to replace the old Thunderbird.


        • Erik November 28, 2022 / 5:32 pm

          Yeah with the planned realignment (which is a great idea), a detachable Tripe 60 makes more sense. It should help alleviate some of the crowds on Central Express as well, although a 6-pack replacement still seems like a no-brainer there.

          With Triple 60 and some of the base area buildings relocated they’d have more room to upgrade Gallery too, which would help with beginner flow and reduce the long lift lines on Holiday.

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        • slut4riblets February 18, 2023 / 2:28 pm

          Rumor on the mountain is central will be a 8 (crossing fingers for bubbles) and T60 will be a HSQ.


  3. Anonymous February 4, 2021 / 10:59 am

    This is my fav chairlift


  4. hahahcat February 28, 2023 / 4:26 pm

    did this lift once have green carriers?


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