Safety at Mt. La Crosse

Chair Lift Safety

The following points will help you load and unload a chair lift properly:

  • Be familiar with the type of lift you are riding, and ask for help if you need it.
  • Before loading, remove backpacks and secure loose items. Remove pole straps from wrists.
  • Look over your shoulder to watch the chair approach.
  • Sit all the way in the chair with your back to the seat rest.
  • If the lift has a restraint bar, wait until everyone is seated. Slowly reach up and lower the bar. Do not attempt to lower the bar if you cannot reach it, Adults should always help kids to lower the bar.
  • Be aware of your surroundings while riding the lift. If you drop something, let it fall! You can always ask ski patrol for help retrieving the lost item.
  • As you approach the top terminal, prepare to raise the bar. Look for signs advising you to do so to help with your timing.

Your Responsibility Code

  1. Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid people or objects.
  2. People ahead of you or downhill have the right-of-way. You must avoid them. 
  3. Stop only where you are visible from above and do not restrict traffic.
  4. Look uphill and avoid others before starting downhill or entering a trail.
  5. You must prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Read and obey all signs, warnings and hazard markings.
  7. Keep out of closed trails and areas. 
  8. You must know how to safely load, unload, and ride ski lifts. If you need assistance, ask the lift attendant.
  9. Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  10. If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your
    contact information with each other and a ski area employee.

Know and Obey the Code.
It’s Your Responsibility.

If you need help understanding the Code, please ask an employee.