- Sep 14, 2021
You didn't James Bond it and just drop down to the snow on your skis and take off like in the movies?
The thought has crossed my mind. I might do lift served biking at most 4-5x a year. Skis can be that many times a week.I don't ski, but use the chairlifts in the summer when the ski resorts change to be MTB DH Parks.
I am firstly always terrified of my bike falling off the lift, but I've heard more than a few stories about people being stuck in mid summer who got terrible sunburn...
I must say I totally liked that movie!, in bad-B movie way, it certainly threw everything bad at you that might happen from long-term stuck-age on chair in winter! In fact I honestly liked it way more than the other Frozen.That movie was the worst! I think they may have spent $100 total on the set. Like just one camera filming actors on a fake chairlift chair. It was so bad we had to watch it till the end just to see if anything was going to happen.
probably not wanting to be on insta looking unpreprepared.I'm not a natural at the adventure stuff but it was and remains life changing and what it does should foundational. Long ago it was part of transition from being a chubby and bullied kid. It was and is a fun way to teach ourselves. Now it helps me be old.
It doesn't have to be a winter or a gravity sport to teach the be bold and fear management. Many activities teach it. Thinking back on life, many things have the right elements. Fun things make it easier and again, fun! Many things considered dangerous are not so much if you drill into actual fatalities and injuries.
Been there, done that and in a few flavors. Probably seen some extra from being a trail steward, the years I was a licensed guide, and doing lots of outside stuff.
Something strange in this was patrollers getting angry at people with phones out as if some were misbehaving. It was like police who can push their behavior in a wrong direction. The trigger was missing with their gun to shoot a line over the cable and several shots where the 22 sounding shell didn't shoot it high enough. They should have sent the most competent patrollers to our 3 highest chairs first vs last.
Our understanding is the "e brake triggered and did gear box damage". I think e means emergency in this case. More fear than a rescue is knowing there have been some brake failures sending chairs backwards fast.
tele_savales said:especially at ski areas where there are old fixed-grip chairs
https://liftblog.com/9-loveland-co/ said:When it debuted, Lift 9 was the highest elevation quad chair in the world.
My daughter and I have been there and on it when they decided to close it down. The sketchy old lift matter has been in mind before this because for a few seasons now we've been pursuing the opposite of Epic/Ikon. Overall we've loved avoiding the crowds and the affordability factor. We ski more than ever that way.Plenty of those still around. Here's Lift 9 at Loveland Ski Area, where we ski most often.
I'd be the guy on the left with my arm around the back of the chair.
I'm sure.probably not wanting to be on insta looking unpreprepared.
My daughter and I have been there and on it when they decided to close it down. The sketchy old lift matter has been in mind before this because for a few seasons now we've been pursuing the opposite of Epic/Ikon. Overall we've loved avoiding the crowds and the affordability factor. We ski more than ever that way.
I love A-Basin too. I'm not so sure I'll make it to CO this winter but am aiming for skiing as long as I can. I have family between front range and Frisco but airlines mess and time probably mean keeping at a not more than month of 2-4 day trips.Loveland Basin doesn’t belong to either Epic or Ikon - they get more than enough traffic being so close to Denver. It’s one of the places I started at about 1964-65. That lift 9 had mirrors up top so you could check your face for frostbite.
Most of the Colorado ski areas are ridiculously expensive now, so I applaud your efforts in finding more budget friendly spots.
The Ikon pass works ok for me now, because retirement lets me ski on weekdays, where I can ski up to the chair with no lines at places like A-basin, just over the pass from Loveland.
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Never have had to bail out of stopped chairlift, but have had plenty stops where it almost seems like a good idea.
Still skiing at 70 - keep up the good work and you will be, too!
Come to Japan. I was stuck on the symphony lift at Hanazono for half an hour. But it is enclosed, has heated seats, and plays classical music through the speakers inside.
Here there has been a rescue pouch behind the backrest, containing a rescue rope and, I suppose, some other necessities. That would eliminate the gun problem.