Do you use the safety bar when riding a chairlift?

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  • Always insist on using bar. Never ride a lift without a bar.

    5 14.29%
  • Always insist on using bar when available.

    12 34.29%
  • Usually use bar, except when riding with strangers.

    7 20.00%
  • Usually do not use the bar.

    4 11.43%
  • Don't use the bar except when other people put it down.

    7 20.00%
  • Refuse to use the bar under all circumstances.

    0 0%
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    Do you use the safety bar when riding a chairlift?

    Just out of curiosity, do you use the safety bar on a chairlift whenever it is available?



    Also, are there any chairlifts in New England or New York that don't have safety bars? I only know of one chairlift in the Northeast (at Mount Snow) that does not have a safety bar.



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    only on sketchy lifts with height or serious vertical... but if anybody asks for the bar down i dont mind at all.

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    sometimes. If other people want to. if I am w/ my kids. Or sometimes if it has a foot rest that isn't too high and i want to rest my legs. In VT isn't it the law - not that it is ever enforced.
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    Unless the wind is blowing hard and the seat is swaying, I hardly ever use the bar but don't mind when people on the lift with me want to use it -- as long as they warn me that the bar is coming down. I don't even use the bar in VT (even if it is the law there). I will close the gate though on the MRG Single Chair. There's an ex-Vermonter on this board who always insists on using the bar -- to the confused looks of his fellow lift riders.
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    State Law in VT to use it!!! Alta lifts do not have even have them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puck it View Post
    Alta lifts do not have even have them.
    As of 2-3 years ago, some of the lifts at Alta do have safety bars. However, the center pole doubles still do not have safety bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    As of 2-3 years ago, some of the lifts at Alta do have safety bars. However, the center pole doubles still do not have safety bars.
    I was ther three years ago and Sugarloaf and Collins did not, Supreme is the that I am unsure of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puck it View Post
    I was ther three years ago and Sugarloaf and Collins did not, Supreme is the that I am unsure of.
    Not 100% certain, but I believe bars were added to Sunnyside 3 years ago and to Collins, Sugarloaf, and Supreme 2 years ago.
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    There's probably an old thread about this every year... It's another of those "how much safety do we really need?" debate, though less heated than helmet debate.

    I generally don't but there're a couple of exceptions: windy day, and when I'm sitting in the middle of a 6 pack. Although on the latter, one out of the other 5 typically would have wanted the bar down so I rarely have to request it.

    Nor do I mind when others want the bar down.

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    Re: Do you use the safety bar when riding a chairlift?

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    At Platty on slow double chair not so much on high speed chairs always.

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