Prevailing winds at Bachelor are strong and unfortunately crosswise to the Summit lift. So I am not surprised it is closed a lot. It was built in in 1982 and 1983 as one of the first detachable lifts in North America not for crowd capacity but because they need to remove the chairs from the cable in chronically vicious weather. Nonetheless I have heard that Bachelor tends to leave lifts closed once they have made a morning decision and are less likely than Mammoth to open a lift later in the day if the weather moderates.
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