They Had To Shut Down The Lift Because Of Me
This is my public apology to Mt. Abram, and to everyone who was on the lift at the time.
Yup. I was "that guy" this past weekend at Mt. Abram. I was the guy that did something really stupid, and they had to hit the emergency button and stop the lift.
Let me explain. I hadn't been skiing in at least five years or so. I mean to get out every year...I just haven't gotten around to it the past few winters.
SNOWBASH 2016 at Mt. Abram was my opportunity to hit the slopes once again. But it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. Including the part where you're supposed to get off the lift when you get to the top.
As I got closer to the top, I saw the sign that said "tips up." So, I did as instructed...but maybe a little too much. Because when I got to the part where I was supposed to get off, my skis weren't even close to the ground, so I didn't get off. Then, my chair started making the turn.
Oh. My. God. This has never happened to me before. What's going to happen? Am I going to have to ride the thing all the way back down? Nope. I heard someone yell "HIT THE BUTTON!!" The lift stopped. And I can't tell you the last time I felt more embarrassed. Everyone on the lift had to wait for me. I felt terrible. I was waiting for people to yell at me...laugh at me...call me names...throw things at me. But surprisingly, nobody did. They turned it back on, and everyone went on with their lives.
OK, so maybe it wasn't as big of a deal to everyone else as it was to me. But man was I embarrassed!!
So...to Mt. Abram, and to everyone on the lift that day - I'm sorry!