West Mountain – Hidden Valley, MO

This became the fourth Riblet lift at Hidden Valley in 2012.
Drive terminal with integrated sheave assemblies.
Lift overview.
Outside controls at the drive terminal.
Tower 1.
This expansion nearly doubled the size of the resort.
Lower half of the line.
Upper lift line.
A tower with combination assemblies.
View down from the summit.
Top terminal.
Unloading area and operator house.
The summit seen from the original peak at Hidden Valley.

8 thoughts on “West Mountain – Hidden Valley, MO

  1. Teddy's Lift World November 25, 2019 / 9:51 am

    I believe this lift formerly operated as Summit at Crotched Mountain in New Hampshire. It was replaced in 2012 with Ascutney’s former G-CTEC high speed quad.


    • Collin Parsons November 25, 2019 / 10:22 am

      Yes it did. At Crotched, this lift had safety bars and foot rests, but they weren’t used here. Vail’s corporate policy is safety bars on every lift, so it will have safety bars again soon.


      • New England Chairlifts & Skiing November 25, 2019 / 3:28 pm

        Why did they take them off here? Why not just use them if you have them?


        • Billie Dee Williams November 28, 2019 / 8:40 pm

          Because safety bars are for the weak. And Euros.


        • Jonathan January 26, 2023 / 6:13 pm

          Likely because there are no regulations on lifts in Missouri…


  2. skier72 November 25, 2019 / 5:03 pm

    I believe that before this lift was at Crotched, it was installed at Cherokee as the “B” Quad. It only lasted a few seasons there before being moved to Crotched as “Summit”.


    • ne_skier April 6, 2021 / 7:58 am

      I believe it was installed there in 1989. It was moved to Crotched in 2003, and moved here in 2012


  3. Jonathan September 27, 2022 / 1:24 pm

    Lots of potential to expand off of this lift now. I’m hoping the put a run down along the tower line at some point. One of the two runs currently accessible is now the park, with some glade skiing down the right side of that run. Hoping vail invests in west mountain to make the most of this lift.


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