I’ve been told that the safety bar discussion is gaining traction nationally. We should see an educational push supported by the National Ski Areas Association and the California Ski Industry Association enacted perhaps as early as this season. The “Kids on Lifts” program includes loading guidelines and kid-friendly seat targets. I would love if you would let me know if you notice increased chairlift safety programs at your local resorts.
I can’t tell you how thrilled this makes our family. We look forward to the day that the ANSI B77 standards are updated to include safety restraints on chairlifts.