Vista Express – Mt. Hood Meadows, OR

Looking down the lift line.
Upper lift line.
Another view of the line.
Lower terminal.
Bottom station.
Chair parking rail.
Riding up the line.
Three section splice tower.
Breakover towers.
The top terminal is cleverly tucked behind a ridge.
Unloading area.
Top station with Poma’s Omega return design.
View down the line.
Another view of the return.
Lower lift line.

2 thoughts on “Vista Express – Mt. Hood Meadows, OR

  1. Donald Reif October 4, 2019 / 9:26 pm

    I believe this more or less fills the role of a Daisy Express that had been proposed around 1997. Of course, from a map, it does look practical that they kept Daisy while building this because this line allows them to tuck the return station behind that ridge, which wouldn’t have been possible if the Daisy alignment were used.

    Of course, that also results in the oddity that it does kinda count as one of those detachables that you must ride a fixed grip to access, since it doesn’t start right at the base area and you have to ride up Buttercup to reach it from the base lodge. Although, it also doesn’t count as you can also reach it from the Mount Hood Express and Cascade Express lifts via the South Canyon trail.


    • Brian November 7, 2019 / 8:17 pm

      It’s almost faster to ride MEX then ride down the south side to the bottom of Vista. Buttercup stops and starts so many times being a beginner lift, especially on peak days. Daisy seems to only run now early season, peak days/nights, and when the weather keeps Vista closed.


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