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Poll Results: Ever fallen from a lift?

 
  • 45% (15)
    Yes
  • 42% (14)
    No
  • 12% (4)
    No but I pushed someone
33 Total Votes  
post #31 of 42

Yes, a couple times - same lift both times.  Welch Village (MN) has this little double that scoops you up in the air abruptly and if you get a good bounce and arn't sitting back you wind up inside the fence ;)

post #32 of 42

Only fell off once, but it was after being stuck on a broken lift at Killington for 40 mins with wind howling down the mountain. By the time the lift started up we were frozen to the point that everyone just fell off the lift at the top. They had workers each side pulling people out of the way and helping them stand up, then another worker handing out hot chocolate to everyone in an effort to thaw us out.

 

 

post #33 of 42

That old aerobatic double in the front was replaced last season with a nice new quad...
 

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Originally Posted by oldjeep View Post

Yes, a couple times - same lift both times.  Welch Village (MN) has this little double that scoops you up in the air abruptly and if you get a good bounce and arn't sitting back you wind up inside the fence ;)



 

post #34 of 42
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post

Um. I never fell off, and I started at 4. My kids were 3 and 6, they never fell off. And we have ridden plenty of non-detachable lifts. My nieces and nephews, same ... Truth.

OK, I believe you. Wow. I and my friends and family must score high on the klutz scale. Or be extraordinarily unlucky about who we sit next to. 
 

 

post #35 of 42

Or WHERE you ski.  I had way more issues with people back East when I skied there.  And last season, the ONE idiot I got saddled with was clearly someone who thought it was CRITICAL not to wait for the next chair to come along.  God forbid there should be an empty chair go by at a places with lifts that look like this:

 

Jan, 14, mid day, mid week
 

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OK, I believe you. Wow. I and my friends and family must score high on the klutz scale. Or be extraordinarily unlucky about who we sit next to. 
 

 



 

post #36 of 42

Personally I have not.  However, my little guy tends to fall off the lift (usually just loading) all the time (literally twice in one day).  He always has an adult or more adults with him (supposedly responsible aunts, grandpas, etc).   Last year alone I think he fell off at least a dozen time if not more.   nonono2.gif

post #37 of 42

you guys already said this I imagine, but if possible, don't ride the fixed lifts (that maintain a constant fast speed) with 4-6 year olds. It's a needless hardship for them. I wouldn't go to an area that didn't have a lift suitable for my kids. the detachables are so much easier to ride. Let that ski area pinch dollars, just not mine.

post #38 of 42

That's why the first two years I skied with my daughter ages 3 and 4) I didn't use poles.   So I could lift her myself onto the seat and again off the seat.  I only started using poles again when she was five because I'd torn a rotator cuff and couldn't lift her any more.  She had to learn to do a little "hup" onto the seat.  There was actually a lift that had a center pole we could never use because I couldn't get her on it without them stopping the chair for us.  But, I just had them stop the chair for us if we HAD to ski it to get back home. 
 

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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

you guys already said this I imagine, but if possible, don't ride the fixed lifts (that maintain a constant fast speed) with 4-6 year olds. It's a needless hardship for them. I wouldn't go to an area that didn't have a lift suitable for my kids. the detachables are so much easier to ride. Let that ski area pinch dollars, just not mine.



 

post #39 of 42
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Or WHERE you ski.  I had way more issues with people back East when I skied there.  And last season, the ONE idiot I got saddled with was clearly someone who thought it was CRITICAL not to wait for the next chair to come along.  God forbid there should be an empty chair go by at a places with lifts that look like this:

 

Jan, 14, mid day, mid week
 



 


Wow, that is intrusive... if things are that empty I think it is always polite to ride alone, and let others do the same....  it's kinda like sitting at a table with one other person in an empty cafeteria with 100 open tables.

 

 

 

Anyhow, this last winter I rode with a lady in Colorado who DEMANDED that I switch positions mid-lift (when we were at least 80 ft above ground) because I was heavier, sitting all the way to one side, and she was light and on the other.  She claimed the lift would derail.  The quad had bar-dividers, so I couldn't slide without opening the bar... regrettably I cooperated... it was pretty upsetting.

 

post #40 of 42

Did not bother reading all of this thread, but NO if have never fallen off a lift. You would only fall of a lift if you were being inappropriate. 

post #41 of 42
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

you guys already said this I imagine, but if possible, don't ride the fixed lifts (that maintain a constant fast speed) with 4-6 year olds. It's a needless hardship for them. I wouldn't go to an area that didn't have a lift suitable for my kids. the detachables are so much easier to ride. Let that ski area pinch dollars, just not mine.



Right on.  First ride on a non-detachable with my daughter - she sat right in the middle of the double chair.  Goretex-to-goretex has very low friction.  By the time we were about 6 feet up, I knew there was no way I could hang on and re-adjust to a safe position, so I basically slid off and skied right back to the loading zone and got on the next chair.  It looked like it was choreographed.  The liftie asked jokingly  'Hey - haven't I just seen you?'

 

post #42 of 42

It is my goal to fall off one ski lift before I die.... which may, in fact, cause my death :S

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