Before you get on the chairlift, make sure that you have all your equipment – poles, gloves, goggles, and hat. Make sure you lift ticket is visible.
Wait in the loading area, until it’s your turn to board the chairlift. Hold both poles in one hand. Watch over your shoulder for the next chairlift to come. Sit on the chairlift just like you were sitting in a chair, use your free hand, if necessary, for balance and to hold on.
Keep your ski tips pointed up as the chairlift moves up.
When you’re on the chairlift, make sure that you keep the safety bar down, keep your ski tips up, hold on to your poles, and enjoy the ride! Many ski resorts have signs that tell you when to raise the safety bar, but if not, don’t raise the bar until the chairlift is nearing the unloading station. However, make sure the bar is completely raised by the time you are at the unloading station.
Make sure you are holding your poles, and any other loose items, securely. Make sure that your safety bar is raised. As you are approaching the unloading station, raise your ski tips slightly so you can glide off the lift.
Many ski resorts have markers that will tell you when to stand up, but if not, stand up when you feel your skis flat on the snow. Once you have got off the chairlift, ski to the side so you are out of the way of the upcoming chairlifts.