I shot this today, the last day of Skyliner Express chair: April 30th, 2023. The time has come for the chair to be torn down and rebuilt into a six person chairlift.
I have been riding this chair consistently for almost 30 years. I learned pretty much every single snowboard trick I know by riding this chair thousands of times. I have laughed and I have cried on this chair. I have gone through heartbreak and new found love on this chair. I have had tremendous conversations with strangers on this chair. I’ve listened to friends share deep thoughts on this chair. I’ve called my Dad countless times on this chair. My son and daughter have ridden this chair. I have experienced deep powder storm days on this chair. I have ridden in the rain on this chair. I’ve watched Summit peak through the clouds on this chair. I’ve viewed Central Oregon and Cascade volcanoes from this chair. I have expressed almost every emotion I can think of on this chair. I road this chair today in the warm Spring sun.
Out of all the chairlifts I have ridden in life, Skyliner chair has held me the closest and I know it has done the same for tens of thousands of others.
Thank you Skyliner, I/We love you!