Lookout Pass in Idaho/Montana Upgrading Lift, Preparing For Major Terrain Expansion

Lookout Pass in Idaho/Montana Upgrading Lift, Preparing For Major Terrain Expansion

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Lookout Pass in Idaho/Montana Upgrading Lift, Preparing For Major Terrain Expansion

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Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area in Mullan, Idaho is making some moves this offseason. The ski area is situated on the Idaho and Montana border, and is currently modifying its Chair #2 double chairlift into a triple chairlift. Also known as the Timberwolf Chair, the lift towers are remaining in place, but various parts of the lift, like the sheave train assemblies and chairs, are being replaced. This follows the Peak 1 Quad Chairlift that was installed in 2019 and services the summit.

Next up in improvements is Eagle Peak. Approved by the U.S. Forest Service in 2017, the terrain will nearly double the ski area acreage, and increase the summit elevation from 5650′ to 6150′. Construction on the trails began in the summer of 2019 and has continued through this summer. Lift installation is currently planned for next year, although the kind of lift is uncertain at the moment.  “The two new chairlifts will access 14 runs, plus gladed areas, on the north and east aspects of the new peak. Lookout’s vertical drop will increase to 1,650′. An additional base lodge located in Idaho (14,000 square feet from a previous approval) and maintenance facilities are also included in the Phase I Master Development Plan plus 130 additional parking spaces. The conceptual Phase II of the long-range plan includes a new lodge and parking at the base of a second additional peak in an area covering about 30 acres.” Images of the project are below.

Image Credits: Lookout Pass

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