This is a great reminder about safe chairlift rides. As someone that only recently learned to get off a chairlift on a snowboard without screaming, I wish I had read this first. Thanks Jeff Cavagnino!
Originally posted on Stratton Mountain Blog:
By Jeff Cavagnino
Riding a chair lift is one of the safest forms of transportation available. VT Tramway regulations strictly govern our lift system here at the mountain. They are routinely inspected and monitored by our Lift Inspector. Stratton’s lift mechanics have close to 150 years of combined experience and each has developed a special bond with their assigned lift. They are one of the best mechanic teams in VT and strive to provide a safe experience for all.
In order to ensure a safe chairlift ride you should always follow the direction given by signage and the lift operators. As stated in the NSAA code of conduct it is your responsibility to understand and know how to ride a chairlift safely and to do so.
For beginners, it may be a good idea to stand outside the lift line and watch other skiers and boarders line up and load…
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