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Chair 2 Project Update

Excitement is at an all-time high as we enter into this final phase of the Chair 2 replacement project. The haul rope has been strung and the splice will be underway this week! Work at the Top Terminal is almost complete but for the finishing touches, and the new motor was started and the bull wheel was spun for the first time. There are only a few major milestones remaining to complete work on the Wenatchee Express! Once the work is completed, necessary inspections and testing will be scheduled. We will continue to keep you up to date with our progress and are thankful for the encouragement and patience you have had as we do our very best to get this job done. Many members of the team here have worked for weeks without days off and we are incredibly thankful for their continued effort! 

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On The Way Up: Episode 14

The Chair 2 crew has faced some wild weather to kick-off 2021, but they are charging forward. In Episode 14 of On The Way Up, Delcie gives us an update on what's happened over the last week, our GM, Josh Jorgensen, talks about the completion of the project, and we head back to the summit to see the highlights from the top terminal. Last but certainly not least, we watch the bull wheel spin for the first time at the top!

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CLOSED January 13th Due To Extreme Weather

We will be closed TODAY, Wednesday, January 13th due to the combination of extremely high winds we are experiencing this morning and significant rainfall received in the last 36 hours. We will re-open Thursday, January 14th.

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Chair 2 Project Update

If you’ve been on the mountain, or if you’ve been watching the Midway webcam, you’ve seen that great progress has been made in the last week. The roof on the Lower Terminal has been completed, the operator houses at both the top and bottom terminals have been completed, and continued progress on the loading conveyor and chair loading rail system (allows chairs to be moved from the garage on to the haul rope) at the bottom terminal has been made. The installation of electrical connections and systems continues and we have entered another exciting phase of the project - the installation of the Haul Rope. On Wednesday, January 7th mobilization of equipment and materials for the haul rope installation and splice took place. Today, January 8th, a ton of snow at the bottom terminal was moved and the crane was repositioned. None of this worked was made any easier by the accumulation of over two feet of new snow since our last update but we are certainly not complaining about that!

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The top terminal of the Wenatchee Express with a lift outside in the snow and sunrise behind

On The Way Up: Episode 13

In Episode 13 of On The Way Up, Brad Whiting, Director of Mountain Operations, provides us with an update on the project. The finishing touches are happening on the top terminal, and the roofing for Lower Terminal is starting to fly.

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Full Day Tickets Sold Out For 12/31

Full day lift tickets are SOLD OUT for tomorrow 12/31. No full day tickets will be sold at the mountain for Thursday, December 31st. All Mission Ridge Premier, Core Value, Midweek, and Twilight passes will be valid and do not require a reservation. Triple Play Reserve and Midweek 3 Pack ticket packs will also be valid. Limited Late Arrival (After Noon) and Night Ski (4pm to 9pm) tickets are available for online purchase.

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Chair 2 Project Update

Good progress has been made this past week on the Lower Terminal and the lift operator house and at the Top Terminal. Although you can’t see it from the webcam, we’ve been busy working every day. This week you will be able to see the roofing being installed on the lower terminal and we will continue putting the finishing touches on the top terminal. We are completing everything we can in advance of the haul rope installation which is scheduled for January 6th to 11th. Getting this done and passing all inspections by the 15th is still possible but will definitely be a challenge and a tight timeline. We are putting everything we have into the effort and will continue to keep you updated next week. Look for episode 13 of On The Way Up to come out soon highlighted by views of the nearly complete Top Terminal.

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A person in a Yeti costume highfiving a snow santa

The Mission Ridge Christmas Story

‘Twas 6 in the morning, when all through Mission Ridge’s Lodge like house Not a creature was stirring, not even a Pika (which is essentially a really fat mouse). The beer mugs were placed, on the bar shelves with care In hopes that fresh ale, soon would be there. The Groomers were nestled all snug in their Snow Cats, Layin’ down that sweet corduroy that’s so beautiful to look at. The best Snow Makers around were busy building that base, And the Yeti at the summit was trying to make calls to outer space. Suddenly over the radio arose such a clatter, That this snow reporter set down his coffee, to see what twas the matter. And what to my wondering eyes should appear, But a beautiful new day on the rise, more fun on the slopes drawing near. There’s fresh snow in the forecast and a high near 27, And we hope that new snow falls heavy like manna from heaven. The groomed runs have been buffed out for you in advance, But the corduroy might not last long as Cowboy Doug the groomer saw Prop Man doing a midnight snow dance. While this morning there may not yet be new snow on the ground, The Lift Mechanics And Ops will have chairs 1, 3, and 4 a runnin’ for you to make many a round. We hope that your stockings were stuffed, and your presents stacked like a fountain, And look forward to soon seeing you on the mountain. Happy Holidays to you and yours from everyone here at Mission Ridge!

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A snowcat pushing snow at the top of the mountain with the valley view in the background

On The Way Up: Episode 12

In Episode 12 of On The Way Up, Delcie provides us with an update on our estimated completion date, we see the top terminal almost fully completed, and check in on Lower Terminal progress.

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