Ski lift

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Ski lift can refer to many different types of uphill transport, in three main classes: Aerial lifts: including: Aerial tramways, Funifors, Funitels, Gondola lifts, Telemix, Detachable Chair lifts; Chairlifts, Surface lifts, including: T-bars, J-bars, Platter/Button/Poma lifts, Rope tows & handle tows, Magic carpets, Cable railways, including: Funiculars.


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[edit] Ski Area Lift System

The network of lifts at a ski resort can be arranged in several patterns depending on the size and topography of the area. Several lifts may be arranged radially outward from a common base area, with top stations along surrounding peaks and ridges.

Lifts may also run radially inward from several base stations to a common summit area. Ski areas located along the face of a long ridge may simply have numerous lifts running roughly parallel.

High-traffic areas may have two or more lifts in parallel for increased capacity.

A small percentage of ski areas have lifts which cross one another, usually with an aerial lift crossing above a surface lift and more rarely with two aerial lifts crossing at different heights above the ground.

Small ski areas with only a handful of lifts typically follow one of these simple arrangements. Larger ski areas have combinations of these basic patterns, often in a tiered arrangement by elevation.

Lifts run from one or more base areas to various mid-stations, from which other lifts connect to higher terrain.

Very large ski areas with dozens of lifts may have upwards of three or more tiers of lifts between the valley and the highest summits. In such cases, lengthy aerial tramways or gondolas are often used to span across several tiers at once, to allow rapid access to the upper slopes from the base.

[edit] Also See;

[edit] Ski Lift and Ski Resort Gallery

[edit] Ski Lift related links

Ski Lift Makers

  • Leitner Poma [www.leitner-poma.com]
  • Doppelmayr CTEC www.doppelmayrctec.com/
  • CWA www.cwa.ch/de/home
  • Gangloff www.gangloff.com
  • Partek Skilifts www.focus-on-marketing.com/aboutus.htm
  • Riblet www.riblet.com
  • Magic Carpet Lifts www.magiccarpet.rmce.com/
  • Borer Lift AG www.borer-lift.ch/en/produkte/skilifte.html
  • Sunkid Conveyor Lifts www.sunkid.at/index.php?id=sunkid-skilift-foerdertechnik&L=5

Authorities/ Associations

  • Fachverband der Seilbahnen Österreichs (Austrian Association of ropeway Operators) www.seilbahnen.at [1]
  • Italian association of ropeway operators www.anef.it
  • National Ski Areas Association, USA www.nsaa.org
  • OITAF - International Organization for Transportation by Rope www.oitaf.org
  • Seilbahnen Schweiz - Verband der Schweizer Seilbahnbranche (Swiss Association of Ropeway Operators) www.seilbahnen.org
  • SNTF - French association of ropeway operators www.domaines-skiables.fr
  • VDS - Verband deutscher Seilbahnen (German Association of Ropeway Operators) www.seilbahnen.de
  • Industry Publications www.isr.at
  • ISR - International Aerial Tramway Review www.montagnaonline.com
  • Rivista Professione Montagna www.seilbahn.net

Seilbahn Infoportal

  • SI Seilbahnen International www.simagazin.at
  • Ski Area Management www.saminfo.com

Partners

  • CWA www.cwa.ch
  • Lehrstuhl fml - TU München www.fml.mw.tum.de
  • MARTIN - Anlagenbau u. Produktions-GesmbH www.martin-austria.at

Ski areas Worldwide

  • Canadian Ski Council www.skicanada.org
  • On the snow www.aminews.com
  • Resort sports network www.rsn.com
  • Ski In www.skiin.com
  • Ski Odyssey www.skiodyssey.com
  • Skiresort service international www.skiresort.de
  • Snocountry Mountain reports www.snocountry.com
  • Snowlink www.snowlink.com

Tourism

  • Austrian Travel Network www.tiscover.com
  • Österreich Werbung (Austrian National Tourist Office) www.austria-tourism.at
  • Winter Online www.winterbahnen.at

[edit] Reference

  1. Wikipedia Ski Lift [2]
  2. Lift-World.info [3]
  3. ChairkiD office@chairkid.com [4]
  4. Mechanics of Sport [5]

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