Replacing a fixed-grip quad with another fixed-grip quad might not seem like much of a change, but Mt. Baker took a significant step forward this summer building an all-new Chair 7 with loads of upgrades. The only lift out of the White Salmon base area is now a Skytrac, the first for this Pacific Northwest favorite with seven fixed-grip quads.
Mt. Baker new Skytrac
The mountain manager has a nice introduction to the new lift and power system: https://liftblog.com/
This is the second recent reference I've seen to counterclockwise spin for better wind protection. Why is that better?
Mt. Baker Ski Area’s new Chair 7 is the first on the mountain with an electric prime mover.