Let’s be honest with ourselves. We’re all slightly afraid of chairlifts, right?
Think about it.
We’re riding a metal chair sometimes hundreds of feet above rocks, trees, ice, snow, and other less-than-soft surfaces.
You can’t help but have an “Oh shit” moment from time-to-time.
Here are 7 things you definitely wouldn’t want to hear while you’re on a chairlift.
1. THE SOUND OF CABLES SNAPPING
Pucker level 5000.
2. A CRY FOR HELP
It’s a shitty situation when you’re on a lift and you know people are in need of help and there’s not much you can do.
What’s the worst thing that can happen? You’re just on a wet chair completely made of metal! Electricity is NOT attracted to metal, right?
4. SHITTY MUSIC
Riding a chairlift can often be a moment of reflection. Nothing ruins that quicker than someone blasting some shitty music from their Bluetooth speaker.
5. THE CREAKING OF THE LIFT COMING TO A STOP
Are you cold? Do you really want to squeeze in a couple more runs? Do you have to use the bathroom at the top lodge? Too bad. Some Jerry just got knocked out while loading the chair for the 78th time today.
6. ANY KIND OF ALARM
What’re you gonna do if you hear an alarm? I guess just sit and wait until you find out. Hopefully, it’s not a tornado or something worse, because you’re S.O.L.!
7. THE SOUND OF A FELLOW SKIER REPEATEDLY CLICKING THE EDGES OF THEIR SKIS TOGETHER
Okay, this one might be the worse.
Header Image: Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. Credit: Matt Lorelli/Unofficial Networks