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After seeing only two reviews, both of them from five years ago, I decided to add to Apex's reputation. If you're into skiing and don't care for the extras like shopping, cafes, restaurants,...
This is a great mid week mountain. Plenty of corduroy and no lift lines. They offer mid week deals depending on what state you live in which saves over 30 dollars. Nothing here that is called a...
Spent 5 days there during fairly low snow conditions with about of foot of new snow the night we arrived and 6 inches later in the week. It was cold and windy for most of our stay which meant that...
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Uphill Gnar ("expert" surface lifts...) - Page 4post #91 of 1005/8/14 at 5:36pmWhat about the Horstman T-Bar at WB? Three quarters of it are very mellow, and the headwall( officially measured at average 36 degrees) is Very. Steep. It runs fast and lifts you off the ground many times. sometimes it is not groomed, and there is often many dips in the lift line that you really have to watch out for on whiteout days, since it is very far up in the alpine. It also runs straight up the Horstman Glacier, so you will encounter many wanting to cross.post #92 of 1005/9/14 at 7:14amQuote:Originally Posted by SkiWhistler
What about the Horstman T-Bar at WB? Three quarters of it are very mellow, and the headwall( officially measured at average 36 degrees) is Very. Steep. It runs fast and lifts you off the ground many times. sometimes it is not groomed, and there is often many dips in the lift line that you really have to watch out for on whiteout days, since it is very far up in the alpine. It also runs straight up the Horstman Glacier, so you will encounter many wanting to cross.
never lifted me off the ground--guess I need to lose weight.post #93 of 1005/9/14 at 7:16ampost #94 of 1005/10/14 at 7:26ampost #95 of 1005/10/14 at 8:16am
the old Austin tow at Baker usually involved a drop back onto the snow if you held on too
long at the top. Light weights were often off the snow on the way up. But the only difficult part was timing the initial grab so the rope didn't burn through your gloves. Not sure how fast that thing ran but it was the fastest I've seen.
Apex's original poma also got you off the snow but you still had the disk to sit on so it wasn't overly difficult even though it was plenty steep. Both are long gonepost #96 of 1005/10/14 at 2:22pmpost #97 of 1005/11/14 at 9:19pmpost #98 of 1005/13/14 at 7:06am
I give they guy in the video credit for keeping his balance when off the ground, that looks like it took some skill. Something else was lacking when he decided to put it between his legs, however.
I have two funny stories. Way back, at Ski Valley in RI, their steeper hill had a Tbar with a metal pole, not a rope. The pole was a dual inner and outer sliding set up, with an inner spring to cushion the end of extension stop. Over time, the springs would break, and when the poles bottomed out, ouch!!!!! This setup would lift you off the ground a lot on the steeper pitch. One time as a kid I rode it solo and fell about 2/3 up the hill, and was so scared I held on an was dragged the rest of the way up the hill. When the lift operator stopped laughing, he told me it was OK to let go next time. I never fell again.
Just a couple of years ago, at our local race hill, I rode a rope Tbar with my son and since I am about a foot taller, it was hell and we managed to fall over. Survived that OK, and the next ride up we decided to switch partners with another Dad, son pair who are friends of ours. I went first and we two Dads got jerked pretty good by the lift and then it stopped. We almost fell over, but didn't. So we are waiting for a minute, and then the lift starts up again and we are bracing for another jerk and it doesn't happen. We are both holding the T bar and looking at the swinging rope that broke off right above the T bar. Our son's laughed pretty hard about that, and he still teases me about the time I broke the T bar.post #99 of 1005/13/14 at 2:50pmpost #100 of 10011/4/15 at 6:47pmQuote:
@anachronism, I have decided to go with the rope tow. Thanks.
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