Secret – Bridger Bowl, MT Bottom station. Lift line. View down the line. This lift is only open to ski patrol. Upper towers. Top terminal on the ridge. Towers 6-7. Doppelmayr bullwheel. Share this:EmailTwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
Why isn’t this lift open to the public?
Possibly because of the steepness on the lift line? I assume many people riding a platter with a grade like that would constantly fall.
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Whistler Blackcomb has some steep t-bars that are open to the public.
I think Patrol just uses it for emergency access to the ridge and to conduct avalanche control.
Patrol use it for standard access. It’s 15-20 minutes straight uphill if you hike like the rest of us, and we aren’t carrying anything other than skis or a backpack.
As to why they don’t let the public up, gotta earn your turns.
Before everybody got soft & psycho litigious even East coasters had a pretty steep one (T-Bar) by East Coast standards … at Cannon Mountain….. On The runs that lift accessed for me was born my true Love and Lifelong obsession.
⛷️🏔️ (Watching the Domino’s fall back & take out the people behind them & managing not to get taken out by them was part of the fun🤣)
I think T bars are absolutely fantastic opening up enormous amounts of terrain for very low cost & serve to keep many people from winding up in terrain, as chairs unload so many people in, where they shouldn’t be & are more likely to have problems in or get hurt on. Kirkwood comes to mind they did some wonderful things with their terrain using T bars. The Culture & terrain at Bridger seems PERFECTLY SUITED for their addition as Bozeman continues to grow so rapidly🤞
Was that Cannon T-bar one of the Upper T-Bars? All of the older T-bar lines at Cannon are shallow(er), with the exception of the metal Mittersill T-bar. The Valar T-Bar is also somewhat steep. I have had some nasty falls on that thing. Honestly, Cannon should have kept one of the Upper T-Bars in case of wind hold. Additionally, it would be quite a sight, especially if the one they kept was the 1958 T. Does anyone know where those T-bars went after their 1989 removal?