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Surface Lifts
(T-Bar & Platter)

T-Bar

If you have them, use them...

Very basic method of moving a new skier across flat terrain or mild slopes. It gets them used to sliding on skis while not under their own power (think gravity simulation) and requires them to have a good posture.

Key points:

  • ensure boots are correcly in bindings,

  • "non-pointy" end offered to the skier,

  • skis pointed straight forward,

  • stand tall, try not to get pulled-over,

  • skier stays to the side you are pulling from,

  • inform them where you are taking them,

  • have a key word or phrase to exit-the-ride.

T-Bars: Video

Platter 

If you have them, use them...

Very basic method of moving a new skier across flat terrain or mild slopes. It gets them used to sliding on skis while not under their own power (think gravity simulation) and requires them to have a good posture.

Key points:

  • ensure boots are correcly in bindings,

  • "non-pointy" end offered to the skier,

  • skis pointed straight forward,

  • stand tall, try not to get pulled-over,

  • skier stays to the side you are pulling from,

  • inform them where you are taking them,

  • have a key word or phrase to exit-the-ride.

Poled (old)

If you have them, use them...

Very basic method of moving a new skier across flat terrain or mild slopes. It gets them used to sliding on skis while not under their own power (think gravity simulation) and requires them to have a good posture.

Key points:

  • ensure boots are correcly in bindings,

  • "non-pointy" end offered to the skier,

  • skis pointed straight forward,

  • stand tall, try not to get pulled-over,

  • skier stays to the side you are pulling from,

  • inform them where you are taking them,

  • have a key word or phrase to exit-the-ride.

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