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02-17-2014 12:40 PM
poutanen Only time I've seen it was early season at Nakiska. You board the lower lift, board in hand, and walk off 1/2 way up... Download the same way.
02-17-2014 12:06 PM
speedjason
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Originally Posted by BellaNina View Post
I have been to few resorts and never noticed that people were holding the board. They all had one foot strapped in. What IS weird to me is that on the lift chairs, most people didnt put their bar down, just went like that. Now, by no means, am I any kind of pro in snoaboarding or skiing, or do I know rules of either, but doesnt it seem a tad bit dangerous to be riding with no bar down strapping you on the chair?

I keep thinking rollercoasters lol, so I might be exaggerating, I am sure someone more experienced will correct me!
nah, it will be fine.
I normally if the line is like 2-3 people waiting I dont even unstrap. just ride right up to the line.
02-17-2014 12:02 PM
BellaNina I have been to few resorts and never noticed that people were holding the board. They all had one foot strapped in. What IS weird to me is that on the lift chairs, most people didnt put their bar down, just went like that. Now, by no means, am I any kind of pro in snoaboarding or skiing, or do I know rules of either, but doesnt it seem a tad bit dangerous to be riding with no bar down strapping you on the chair?

I keep thinking rollercoasters lol, so I might be exaggerating, I am sure someone more experienced will correct me!
02-17-2014 11:52 AM
speedjason I guess if you are learning it can be allowed however if you cant skate you probably should not get on the lift anyway.
I do hate freaking gappers standing by the off ramp socializing. GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE WAY!
here where I go to they run sleds too so people run off the lift all the time.
02-17-2014 11:36 AM
Kevin137 I know a few lift operators here in Norway, they are not keen on it, like they are not keen on people with both feet strapped in, but they say nothing generally about carrying the board, but they do seem to get the real hump when you try to load already strapped with both feet...

I have done it a few times myself, but only ever on a weekend when the slopes are full of idiots who have no respect for your board in line, and the unload area is small and crowded with idiots that do not move off...!!! Case in point is 20 skiers standing having a conversation when newbies try to get of on a snowboard that can't skate well, it causes chaos...!!!

I always hook my board by the bindings over the foot rest and use my foot on the bar to secure it and stop it from falling, makes things easier for others and is far safer as well...
02-17-2014 09:16 AM
andrewdod
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
I love how people are speaking as if they've been everywhere in the U.S./Canada. It is allowed, I've done it numerous times. Mt. Hood in the summer when the lower portion of the mountain isn't rideable you just walk on the lift with it and go up and walk off. Not a real hard concept.
guess i should have been more clear... i was speaking for the resort i work at and the others ive been too. at the resort i work at the only time its allowed is if the person is just incapable... like that guy i said earlier... or if it is unrideable... generally we like to load the lifts and keep them moving we don't like empty chairs or slowing it down for people especially on a busy day... we get enough shit from our boss.
02-17-2014 08:18 AM
BigmountainVMD
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
I love how people are speaking as if they've been everywhere in the U.S./Canada. It is allowed, I've done it numerous times. Mt. Hood in the summer when the lower portion of the mountain isn't rideable you just walk on the lift with it and go up and walk off. Not a real hard concept.
Well of course you aren't going to skate up to the chair when there is no friggin snow. I've done it a Sugarloaf in the spring, but I don't think we are talking late spring/summer conditions here.

Other than downloading or dirt conditions at the base, no... in the US/Canada people don't carry their boards on the lift.
02-17-2014 08:16 AM
OU812 The off ramps from the lifts here are pretty shitty so I'm not surprised a lot choose to do this. Narrow and steep, icy with gapers standing around everywhere. In spring conditions like BA said doing this would make total sense however.
02-17-2014 07:49 AM
Liliana
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
I love how people are speaking as if they've been everywhere in the U.S./Canada. It is allowed, I've done it numerous times. Mt. Hood in the summer when the lower portion of the mountain isn't rideable you just walk on the lift with it and go up and walk off. Not a real hard concept.

I suppose if there is actually not enough snow to ride on and off the lift, it makes sense. Otherwise, it really doesn't seem advantageous to load the lift while holding the board instead of strapped in, quite the opposite. If people do this because they cannot handle loading/unloading the chair with the board strapped in, I don't think it's such a great idea. Practice makes perfect. Sure, you'll make a fool of yourself a few times, then you learn and everything works much better.
02-17-2014 02:42 AM
snowklinger pff you groms dont even know how TT rides/dismounts the lift.....
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