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December 17, 1956
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December 17, 1956

New Facilities Across The Nation

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Mount Hood, Portland, Ore.: 60-foot sundeck added onto Multorpor warming hut.

Tomahawk Ski Bowl, Klamath Falls, Ore.: 2,250-foot Poma, 630-foot vertical rise, 650 skiers an hour.

Snoqualmie Pass, Seattle, Wash.: 1,000-foot Poma, 209-foot vertical rise, capacity 900, cost $25,000. $60,000 Thunderbird restaurant completed.

Mount Baker, Shuksan, Wash.: Razorhone Trail opened. $30,000 warming hut completed.

White Pass, Wash.: 5,200-foot double chair lift rises 1,520 feet, has 600-per-hour capacity.


Arapahoe Basin, Dillon, Colo.: 2,300-foot Pomalift rises 700 feet from base to midway, capacity 1,000 per hour; from midway another Poma—1,800 feet long, capacity 700—rises 550 feet to top of West Wall. Cost for both: $35,000. Area has new $60,000 ski lodge, ski shop.

Aspen, Colo.: Double chair 3,100 feet long, rising 850 feet with capacity of 900 replaces T bar on Little Nell and Lower Silver Queen. Area spent $1.5 million improving trails, building restaurants, lodges, doubling size of octagonal sundeck restaurant.

Hidden Valley, Estes Park, Colo.: 2,200-foot Austrian-Schroll disk lift with 750-foot rise scheduled for completion Jan. 1 on Big Drift at Upper Hidden Valley. Also 1,200-foot platter pull with a 500-foot vertical rise will service three trails in lower valley. New $50,000 building has cafeteria, ski shop. All trails have been widened.

Loveland Basin, Colo.: 2,700 feet double chair, 1,000-foot rise and 700 capacity; cost $130,000. Modern stone warming hut constructed at upper terminal of lift at 11,700-foot elevation.

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