Magic Mile

Local nameMagic Mile
LocationOregon, USA

The Magic Mile is an aerial chairlift at Timberline Lodge ski area, Mount Hood, Oregon, U.S. It was named for its unique location above the tree line and for its original length. When constructed by Byron Riblet in 1938, it was the longest chairlift in existence, the second in the world to be built as a passenger chairlift, and the first to use metal towers.The chairlift has been replaced twice, in 1962 and 1992.Like its predecessors, the current chairlift loads near the lodge at 5,950 feet and unloads at 7,000 foot, up an average gradient of 20%. Except for the very lowest part of the route, the lift is not protected by trees or land features and faces the full force of snow storms. Heavy winds frequently produce huge snowdrifts and copious and dense snow challenge lift crews to keep the lift open. The lift is generally closed when winds exceed 50-60 mph or dense fog reduces visibility below about 25 feet — in all, about 40% of winter days.

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Address 97028, United States

Coordinates 45°20'17.502" N -121°42'45.831" E

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