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The Summit at Snoqualmie: new Wildside Fixed-Grip Quad Chairlift

Statement: Out with the old, in with the new! We are excited to announce that the new Wildside Fixed-Grip Quad Chairlift at Summit West will be installed this summer, opening for the 2024-25 winter season.

Wildside has always been a local favorite thanks to the steep, fun, and unique terrain it serves. However, due to the location of the existing lift itís always been somewhat difficult to access, and riding much of the terrain in the area also involved a long traverse back on the lift. The new Wildside Quad alignment will transform the experience in this area of Summit West, providing more of the fall-line descents advanced skiers and riders love, with less traversing. Plus, itís easier to access whether youíre coming from the parking lot or another lift and is an important connector to Summit Central/Mountaineers.††

With the new lift comes new lights as well. We plan to install LED fixtures on the new chairlift and convert other lights in the region, greatly improving the night skiing experience. Updating the lighting in this area of the mountain is another step toward reducing energy use and reaching our sustainability goals.†

As the old Wildside lift has become less reliable over the years, we (especially our lift maint. team) are very excited to have the steadfast reliability of a new Doppelmayr fixed-grip lift. We know youíll appreciate spending less time waiting, and more time doing what you love.†

Our team plans to begin disassembly of the old Wildside triple chairlift this week. We have already taken delivery of chairs and other parts for the new quad and installation will begin later this spring. The Wildside portion of the mountain stretching from Mountaineers to the bottom of Little Thunder Chairlift will be a designated construction zone and closed to all access starting March 25th.†

Weíll keep you posted on all our lift upgrades throughout the summer, so stay tuned and get ready to make even more grin-inducing laps in this gem of a zone next winter.







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