Lookout’s Long Range Vision
In a timeline spanning the next 20 years, Lookout Pass is hoping to expand lift-served terrain by about 2,000 acres. Our future master plan includes opening two additional 6,200-foot peaks west-southwest of the existing ski area that stand as the gateway to the St. Regis basin.
Phase I Expansion: WAS APPROVED BY THE USFS (May 19, 2017) and the first trail was cut in Oct. 2017. 14 Trails have already been cut with a few more planned for summer 2022. A Garventa-CTEC Fixed Grip Quad Chairlift has been purchased and will be installed to service this new terrain over the summer of 2022. Guests will enjoy the incredible views and awesome lift served tracks down these fun trails starting in winter 2022-23. One more reason to purchase your 2022-23 Season Pass now.
Cat Skiing adventures were taking place on this terrain over winter 2021-22.
Phase I of the expansion plan has undergone the process required by the National Environmental Protection Act and the U.S. Forest Service has approved Phase One through a Record of Decision signed by IPNF Forest Supervisor Mary Farnsworth and Lolo NF Supervisor Tim Garcia, during the week of May 15th.
The Phase I expansion increases the special-use permit area by 485 acres (expanding the area from 538 acres currently, to a total of 1,023 acres), and includes two additional chairlifts to the summit of Eagle Peak (shown in the photo below) with a top elevation of 6,160'. The two chairlifts will access 16 new trails, plus gladed areas, on the North and East aspects of the new peak. Lookout's overall vertical drop will increase by 500 feet to 1,650' with the Eagle Peak chair offering 1,368 ft of vertical.
A view of Eagle Peak from the Cloud 9 Trail off chair #2 shot winter 2020.
View of Eagle Peak with new trails cut also viewed from Cloud 9 trail shot winter 2022. Guests have been enjoying these new trails as part of our Eagle Peak Cat Skiing Adventures over the 2021-22 winter. Learn more here: www.SkiLookout.com/Eagle-Peak - That straight trail in the middle of the photo is the lift line for the forthcoming Fixed Grip Quad that will be installed over the summer and fall of 2022.
A Garaventa CTEC Fixed Grip Quad lift is being upgraded and will be instilled by Sky Trac Lifts out of Salt Lake City, UT
The Chairlifts vertical rise will be approximately 1380 ft.
This Lift Raises Lookout Passes Total Vertical to 1,650 ft when measured from the new summit to base of Chair 2.
The Chair will span more than 1 mile in length.
There will be 152 chairs on the line.
This along with a few other enhancements represents over a $3.5 million dollar investment.
Snow quality is lighter and deeper due to the higher elevation of Chair #5 (Eagle Peak).
Incredible Views Await!
The New Terrain will offera a mix of Groomed Runs and Areas that will left ungroomed for you Powder Hounds.
This lift will service some new types of terrain not presently found on Lookout Passes other lifts.