Mount Hood Timberline Lodge Tucker Sno-Cats

Classic Tucker Sno-Cats Vintage Postcards

Here’s a scene from the days before the Palmer Lift was installed of some classic Tucker Sno-Cats. The first two photos show a unique 20 passenger model 743 Tucker Transport Sno-Cat called “The Shoebox”. The third photo shows a traditional Tucker model 443 four track
machine.

The shoebox carried multiple passengers up above the lodge past the Silcox Hut to Triangle Moraine and the Palmer Snowfield for Summer Ski before the Palmer Ski Lift was built.

Silcox Hut was the upper terminus for the original Magic Mile ski lift built in 1938. The Palmer Ski Lift was built in 1978.

The Tucker Snow-Cats have been used in some sort of capacity since the beginning of the ski industry on Mount Hood. They have a tradition on the mountain that is still celebrated in the form of a recently acquired meticulously restored Tucker Snow-Cat for display at the lodge.

Mount Hood Timberline Lodge Snowcats
Mount Hood Timberline Lodge Snowcats
Mount Hood Timberline Lodge Snowcats
Mount Hood Timberline Lodge Snowcats
Mount Hood Timberline Lodge Snowcats
Mount Hood Timberline Lodge Snowcats
Mount Hood Timberline Lodge Snowcats
Mount Hood Timberline Lodge Snowcats

Tucker Sno-Cat – Wikipedia
The Tucker SnoCat is a tracked vehicle or a family of tracked vehicles for snow conditions, manufactured in Medford, Oregon. Different models have been used …

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