How To Get Off A Ski Lift With A Snowboard
Wondering how to get off a ski lift with a snowboard? Not knowing how to properly get off a ski lift can be a great source of embarrassment, so follow these helpful steps.
- Select the correction seating position. Your seat selection will greatly make a difference for first timers when exiting a ski lift. If you are a goofy foot rider (i.e. when travelling forward your body faces to the left) you will want to sit on the right side of the lift. This ensures that when you get off, you can lean backwards. Lean on your heel edge, so that you will avoid catching your front edge and falling forward. If you are riding with another newbie, avoid going up in the same chair. Beginners do not have the experience to control their board as well, and having two beginners in a single lift will increase the chances of a collision and fall.
- Get onto the chairlift. This part is fairly simple. As the chair moves into position, you will be on your board waiting. As the chair approaches, gently crouch while flexing your knees. The lift chair will come from behind, and scoop you into the chair.
- Lift the protective guard rail. As you come closer to the top of the slope, lift the bar above your head so that you can get off the chair lift. Make sure you remove your snowboard from the foot rest, so that it is easier to
- Exit the chair gracefully. New snowboarders may try to propel themselves off the lift, as it comes towards the exit point. Without enough speed and balance, this may throw a person off. The easiest way is to position your board perpendicular to the lift as you are about to get off. Let the chair push you off the ski lift, as your snowboard comes closer to meeting the hill. Letting the chair push you away will result in a graceful exit.
Posted on: May. 30, 2010