Squaw Will Replace Siberia Chair with High Speed Six-Pack

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The legendary Siberia chairlift. photo: snowbrains
The legendary Siberia chairlift. photo: snowbrains

Squaw Valley, USA will be replacing the Siberia high speed quad chair with a high speed six-pack chair this summer.  Squaw filed for a permit to replace the chair in 2015 back in October 2014.

“Siberia Express is being replaced this summer and will become a high-speed six pack.” – Squaw Valley

Siberia will be replaced.
Siberia will be replaced. photo: squaw

Siberia is a legendary chair and is rumored to be the first ever high speed quad in the USA.

Siberia gains access to the world famous Palisades and the Chimney at Squaw.  Siberia also allows for access via the Reverse Traverse to Headwall when the Headwall chair isn’t running.

Siberia will now be Squaw Valley’s 6th high speed six-pack after Headwall, Big Blue, Gold Coast, and Shirley Lake.

Eric Bryant flipping off the Kangaroo Kicker under Siberia in late 2013.  photo:  snowbrains
Eric Bryant flipping off the Kangaroo Kicker under Siberia in late 2013. photo: snowbrains

This is certainly a good move by Squaw Valley as the Siberia chair has had many mechanical issues the past few years resulting in unexpected mid-day closures.

Which chair would you like to see replaced next?  Red Dog?  Granite Chief?

Image from the permit submitted to Placer County in 2014 to replace Siberia.
Image from the permit submitted to Placer County in 2014 to replace Siberia.

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6 thoughts on “Squaw Will Replace Siberia Chair with High Speed Six-Pack

  1. I believe 4 + 1 = 5 as the total number of 6 packs at Squaw after the new Siberia lift is built.

  2. We wont need sibo next season for headwall access via rt. Maybe squaw will actually operate headwall instead of putting on constant money hold.

    Imagine spillage under chimney after 50% more skiers per chair rut the heck out of the sades runout.

    Im more interested in seeing base to base gondola towers sprayed all over wfaces and 75 chute, gonna b sooooo rad
    after they do that.

  3. Hot Wheels at Alpine first. Already approved – It’s too slow and doesn’t get you to the Sherwood side
    like the former chair.

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