Snow Sports

Mission Ridge ski area debuts new bubble lift, the first in Washington state

Skiers ride up the new Wenatchee Express chairlift at Mission Ridge. The Wenatchee Express is the state’s first bubble chairlift.

Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort is debuting a bubble ski lift in Wenatchee, the first chairlift in Washington state that shields skiers and snowboarders from the elements. Ownership is framing the move as an investment in the resort at a time when other ski areas have cut costs.

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