Light bars for lift ramps. This informal camera phone-video offers the experience of using a light bar from the skier’s perspective.
Dave Riley, GM, HoliMont NY
“Falling accidents usually happen where they always happen, right where the kid raises the restraining bar.
We want to keep those restraining bars down longer so that if they are going to fall out of the chair, they not going to fall as far. So we initially changed the signage on the towers to read “raise the bar at the flag,” and we placed a blaze orange flag on the com cable about halfway between the last tower and the top terminal. Nobody got it. Nobody figured it out. Nobody paid attention to it. It was after that I’m in Austria, and I see a light bar system and I was like — wow -this is much better way to do it. This is clearly the better system, so I plagiarized it.”