Originally Posted by okolepuka
My kid fell off. Scared the crap out of me.
Was this in the middle of the ride out of nowhere?
Or was it the typical "kid doesn't quite manage to get on the chair and falls off in the first 50 feet" scenario ? I see this happen all the time, but bars don't help in this situation.
Also, kids that are young enough that they can't manage to stay on the chair are usually small enough to slip under the bar and fall off anyway. That's where adult supervision comes in.
Originally Posted by UtahPowderPig
The bar coming down should be a mutual decision.
Depends on where you are. In the northeast (Ontario, NY, and possibly the rest of New England) it's the law that you must
use the restraint bar. It's not your decision.
Where I ski, there aren't any restraint bars, so again there's no decision to be made.