Mt. Hood Meadows: The New Stadium Express High Speed Quad
MT. HOOD, OR -- Mt. Hood Meadows is constructing its first lift since 2005. Stadium, one of Meadows? original lifts, is being replaced with a new generation Poma high speed detachable quad. This important project will not only improve the overall skiing and riding experience for guests, but also allow for important wetland restoration in the base area.
The new, modern lift will represent a significant upgrade over the existing Stadium fixed grip double. Maximum uphill capacity will reach 2,000 people per hour, versus the current maximum capacity of 1,200 which the current lift rarely achieves. With a more robust design the new lift will be more stable in high winds and will therefore run at maximum capacity more often. The bottom terminal will be much closer to the lodge ? guests will find the load point approximately 300 feet closer than it is currently located. The top terminal will be placed on the ridge near the top of Heather lift, which will significantly improve access to the North side areas, including Heather Canyon, Shooting Star, and Hood River Meadows. The lift will also join the Mt. Hood Express for night operations so evening riders will have two high speed quads, maximizing their night riding experience. The lift will also provide improved service to racers on the Stadium courses
With the removal of Stadium (known as ?Yellow?), Meadows says goodbye to one of its original lifts. Yellow, along with Blue the first two lifts constructed at Meadows in 1967. After many successful operating seasons, Yellow was upgraded in 2008 with new chairs, electronics, and a variable drive, and renamed ?Stadium?.
Bottom Terminal Elevation (FT) 5368