No one will read any sort of posted notices. As much as I hate to suggest it, a park pass might be a good option. I hate watching the videos, but maybe an online video to watch/quiz?
Honestly the best way to get them to do it would be to have them charge a couple extra dollars for the park pass. It would certainly keep the riffraff out.
The best option in my mind is to have 4 rules that the lifty can quiz people over at the bottom. Obviously not everyone, but when someone shows up with their 5 year old on a leash, they would have to recite the 4 rules of the park... make sure landings are clear, call your drop, don't go off sides of rail jumps, don't be a fuckhead... etc....
Having 4 or 5 main rules in BIG writing at the bottom lift could do it, but every informational sign I've ever seen at a mountain is covered in jibberish and in novel format. --> that might be a good way to push things in the right direction. Get a big piece of poster board, write the rules in huge writing, cover in clear packaging tape, and ask your supervisor if it can be hung at the bottom of the lift... just to take initiative and show your boss you really want to make something happen.
I'll add that as an instructor, I've totally felt the anger inside that makes you want to rip some parents a new one, but I always end up holding it back in the beginner park... not sure what the best thing to do is, but I like my job and didn't want to cause any issues while in uniform.
Last edited by BigmountainVMD; 10-02-2013 at 05:31 PM.