Despite recent accidents, chairlift mishaps are rare

Despite recent accidents, chairlift mishaps are rare

Resorts have rules to follow; backpacks can cause problems
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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.
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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.
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Purgatory Resort adheres to state law that mandates daily lift inspections.
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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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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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