Load and Unload with Care Load and Unload with Care
Load and Unload with Care

Informative video for kids to learn how to get on and off the lifts.

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Load and Unload with Care

Informative video for kids to learn how to get on and off the lifts.

If unfamiliar with the lift or wish the lift slowed or stopped, please notify the operator for assistance. Never jump from a lift. If your lift stops for a prolonged period, remain seated; you will be contacted by the patrol.

Lift opening and closing times are subject to change without notice. Please review lift status for current information.

It’s YOUR Responsibility to know how to use and ride the lift safely.

  • Ask the lift attendant for help if you need assistance. The smallest kids should load closest to the attendant.
  • Do not use phones, music or games while loading or unloading.
  • If you are not ready to slide out to wait for the chair when it is your turn, it is OK! Just stand and wait for the chair to go past and wait for the next one.
  • When loading, watch for approaching chair and then sit and scoot all the way to the back of the chair once seated.
  • Drop something? Let it FALL. Any item dropped can be picked up later.
  • Absolutely NO horseplay on the lifts. This includes throwing snowballs and clicking your skis together to drop snow off them.

Getting On: As a chair passes you at the 'wait here' sign, move ahead quickly to the 'load here' sign and line up evenly. When the next chair comes behind you, sit on the seat, and slide back as far as you can to keep from falling off the chair.

Riding the Lift: Sit back, hold on, sit still.Sit way back to keep from falling from the chair and enjoy the ride to the top! No horsing around, it’s dangerous when you are riding up in the air.

Getting Off: At the 'unload here' sign it is time to get off. Stand up, and ski down the ramp. Watch for others ahead and ski around them. Move out of the way quickly, so others can unload too.

This is a partial list. It's your responsibility to always be safety conscious. To learn more, visit www.kidsonlifts.org.

RFID Frequently Asked Questions
RFID gates are in operation at the Gondola, Preview, Christie Peak Express, Christie III and Thunderhead lifts.
RFID and bar code scanning achieve the same goals through different means. Bar codes require line of sight so that that each ticket or pass can be read by a hand scanner. RFID tags are read by an antenna on the RFID lift access gates. This means you can keep your card in your pocket and do not have to show your QuickTrax card each time you load the lift.
RFID is a small circuit integrated into the media card. When a guest passes through the SKIDATA access gate, this circuit will register, validate the ticket, and open the gate automatically.
Each RFID tag physically contains only a multiple digit number randomly associated with each unique ticket profile. No personal or additional information is stored on individual RFID tags, nor will information be accessible to other guests or employees. In accordance with privacy laws, your personal information is not shared with any third parties without your consent and you have access online to check and update your preferences at any time.
No; because each RFID tag is associated with a specific randomly generated number that is associated with a specific, secure database, other RFID products will not register in the lift access system. Technology vendor, SKIDATA, uses a proprietary security layer that prevents duplication or interference with other RFID-encoded media such as passports and driver licenses. The one exception is having more than one RF ticket on you when skiing or riding; guests should make sure to carry only one RF ticket for the resort visiting.
You can wear the QuickTrax card anywhere on your person; but it is recommended that you place it in a location between your shoulders and knees. You do not need to remove the access card from your pocket for scanning. Many jackets have a small pocket in an arm sleeve or around the waistline specifically designed for RFID cards. PLEASE keep the QuickTrax card away from credit cards, cell phones, iPods and all other electronic devices that may interfere with signal transmission.
YAll electronic devices (e.g. radio units, mobile phones, security systems, etc.) create electromagnetic waves of different frequencies and intensities. These are caused by the design of electronic devices and therefore in most cases cannot be avoided.

The SKIDATA lift access system is CE certified and complies with all international standards. It was found that with the proper use of SKIDATA devices there is no danger for persons using pacemakers when passing through a hands-free entry system. Individuals with such medical devices should be familiar with any precautions recommended for use with devices generating electromagnetic waves. The general recommendations for using electromagnetic units should be observed:

  • Guests with pacemakers should wear their lift access media cards away from the heart when passing through the gate and a distance of 8 to 12 inches should be observed in the case of queues and while passing through the gate.
  • If you prefer not to pass through the gate, please alert lift staff and you will be given alternative direction for lift access.
  • If vertigo or sickness is experienced, get out of the direct vicinity of the gate or device and notify lift staff.

No. The chip information is not stored magnetically. Use of a magnet or other erasing devices has no effect whatsoever on the chip.
Yes. RFID chips are designed in such a way as to survive normal wear and tear for years. However, it is highly recommended that you remove your RFID card from garments before washing to eliminate any chance that the card may be ruined. If ruined, there is a replacement fee.
No. You should carry your cell phone in a separate pocket from your RFID card. Interference with the radio frequency of the card may cause the gate to malfunction and not open. It is best if the card is placed in a pocket with no other electronic or metallic objects.
The radio frequencies used by RFID are assigned by regulatory agencies around the world to help ensure that no interference occurs. Avalanche beacons operate on 457 kHz whereas the SKIDATA readers are on the different MHz frequency. So there is no interference between the two.
Lift Name
Lift TypeVertical RiseMinimum Riding Time
Double Chairlift
1,380'9:00 min
Double Chairlift
315'3:00 min
Burgess Creek
Triple Chairlift
7:00 min
Christie Peak Express
Six-Person Chair
4:45 min
Christie III
Triple Chairlift
7:30 min
ElkheadQuad Chairlift
2:30 min
Four Points
Triple Chairlift
1,366'7:30 min
GondolaHigh-Speed 8-Passenger
2,200'9:00 MIN
MorningsideTriple Chairlift
6:00 MIN
Priest Creek (limited backup use only)
Double Chairlift
1,853'10:30 MIN
Pony Express
High-Speed Quad1,657'5:20 MIN
PreviewDouble Chairlift
60'2:00 MIN
Rough Rider
Surface Lift
140'3:00 MIN
South Peak
Triple Chair
340'4:00 MIN
Storm Peak Express
High-Speed Quad2,160'7:00 MIN
Sundown Express
High-Speed Quad1,936'5:30 MIN
Sunshine Express
High-Speed Quad1,300'5:30 MIN
Thunderhead Express
High-Speed Quad
1,638'5:30 MIN
Christie III and Priest Creek lifts operate based on skier traffic demand. Opening/closing times are subject to change without notice.