Apex – West Mountain, NY

This Partek triple was the third and final chairlift replacement by Apex Capital upon purchasing West Mountain.
View from the summit.
Top terminal with snowflake bullwheel.
Breakover towers.
Looking down the lift line.
Middle part of the line.
The lone hold down tower.
Lower lift line.
View up at tower 4.
The bottom terminal.
Partek drive station.
Lift overview.
Lift line.

2 thoughts on “Apex – West Mountain, NY

  1. Collin Parsons February 10, 2021 / 9:30 pm

    I have no idea why this lift was built with so little capacity. There is massive trail acreage that it serves. More than enough for 1800 capacity, whether it was on a triple or quad. The line stretched all the way across the base area last night, yet there was hardly anyone on the trails.

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    • mat mix October 15, 2021 / 9:13 pm

      The 2nd of February was truly insane…I loaded every single chair for 5 hours straight….line went to the bottom of the terrain park.
      I have absolutely no clue why they did that lift the way they did. Absolute disaster as an employee the lift is backwards to loade compared to the rest of the mountain.(rotates in the opposite direction) and the lift is moving at 400 to 450 fpm and you have to really put your shoulder in it to stop the chair from hitting the back of customers knees and not all empoyees care to do that so the customers take the hit.
      the other issue is that the design of the chairs is super narrow and 3 medium sized guys are a tight squeeze. people want to spread out and the amount of people who end up left behind because they stood out side the chair path is quite surprising. the other large number is how many get the arm rest solidly to the spine.
      only sitting 3 is stupid a quad or a quin qould be bettter. putting a Chairkit loading conveyor like west has on the west express would allow them to speed the lift up even faster.
      but. that lift is not used as much as the others. yes there are busy nights and ski school goes over there but the amount of dead time is quite a lot. but the overall consensis is its a crap design

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