Minnesota Ski Areas Association views using and riding chair lifts in a responsible manner as one of the primary safety considerations for all skiers and boarders. A skier’s behavior has as much or more to do with the safety of the sport as does any piece of equipment from helmet to chair lift.
In addition to the lift instruction that skiers and riders receive in lessons at ski areas, there are also many different sources for information about safely riding lifts.
- Kidsonlifts.org (a dedicated website for kids and their parents)
- Kids on Lifts video (produced with the National Ski Patrol)
If you are unfamiliar with a lift or have questions, please ask a lift attendant for assistance and directions.