RAcecARmanIll spin a 50 foot park jump and be unfazed but put me on any lift that goes higher than 30 feet off the ground and im fucking clinging to the thing for dear life staring at my pants. I feel your pain. I also fucking hate lovelands lifts.
I think growing up and learning to ski at Loveland has made me virtually unfazed by chairlifts. I don't even think about the danger, knowing the engineering that goes into them now.
SkiBum.You would be more scared if you knew the maintenance and mechanics that “maintained” them at some resorts.
However, yeah the maintainance is questionable sometimes. Last week at Big Sky, we stood in line at Sledhorn while it was stopped for like 15-20 minutes watching a few people run around like chickens with their heads cut off. Eventually another dude shows up on a snowmobile, runs into the hut for like 13 seconds, up into the motor room for a minute, and then it worked again. I bet it was just a software or sensor issue but the number of people running those who actually have no idea what's going on is spooky.