Despite recent accidents, chairlift mishaps are rare

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Despite recent accidents, chairlift mishaps are rare

Resorts have rules to follow; backpacks can cause problems
Skiers ride the Columbine chairlift at Purgatory Resort. Though most Colorado ski areas install safety bars on lifts as a liability precaution, state law does not require them.
Skiers ride the Columbine chairlift at Purgatory Resort. Though most Colorado ski areas install safety bars on lifts as a liability precaution, state law does not require them.
Purgatory Resort adheres to state law that mandates daily lift inspections.
Skiers ride the Columbine chairlift at Purgatory Resort. Like most ski areas, the resort does not require but encourages using the restraint bar on the chairs.
For safety tips

Colorado Ski Country U.S.A. recommends visiting kidsonlifts.org and coloradoski.com for tips and video demonstrations on chairlift safety.

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Despite recent accidents, chairlift mishaps are rare

Skiers ride the Columbine chairlift at Purgatory Resort. Though most Colorado ski areas install safety bars on lifts as a liability precaution, state law does not require them.
Skiers ride the Columbine chairlift at Purgatory Resort. Though most Colorado ski areas install safety bars on lifts as a liability precaution, state law does not require them.
Purgatory Resort adheres to state law that mandates daily lift inspections.
Skiers ride the Columbine chairlift at Purgatory Resort. Like most ski areas, the resort does not require but encourages using the restraint bar on the chairs.
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