Skiing and riding the ski lifts in alpine ski resorts is an essential experience for every ski lover. The ropeway of the ski resort is mainly divided into two types: closed type and open type.
While ski lifts appear to be safe most of the time, frequent skiers can always bring up a few high-profile lift incidents.
Since the beginning of the 21st century, most closed cable cars are more reliable, and the probability of accidents is much lower than that of open cable cars.
Skiers who can ski can basically take the cable car and other ski resort tools to reach the top of the slope smoothly, but some skiers know little about the safety precautions of riding the cable car.
Types of cable car accidents and how to deal with them.
1. The cable car goes backwards.
Of all cable car accidents, one of the most common is the cable car backing up. The reason for the cable car reversing may be due to improper human operation, such as power failure, lack of power or failure of the brake system.
In such a reversing accident, because the cable car loses power, it continues to accelerate under the action of gravity, which is very dangerous.
If possible, be sure to judge the height, jump off the cable car in time, and get down to the ground as quickly as possible to avoid a collision.
2. The cable car is out of service.
Like reversing a cable car, cable car stops are a common cable car accident. Cable car stops are divided into short-term (non-failure) and long-term (failure).
When the cable car is out of service, remember not to act rashly, be sure to obey the instructions of the staff, wait for rescue, evacuate in sequence or wait for the cable car to restart.
3. The cable car fell.
In addition to the above two accidents, falling from the cable car is also an occasional cable car accident, which is a nightmare for many people who are afraid of heights.
In most cable car falls, human factors rather than cable car failures dominate.
Notes on taking the cable car:
People with heart disease and high blood pressure should not take the cable car.
According to the arrangement of the staff, take the cable car in turn.
Children must be accompanied by an adult when riding the cable car.
Don't be in a hurry to get on and off the cable car, lift up and place a safety bar in time. In addition to safety factors, this part is also due to cable car etiquette.
When getting on the cable car, don't rush to lower the safety rails. It's best to make sure everyone in the car is seated in the correct position so the railing doesn't hit anyone's head.
When getting off the cable car, don't rush to lift the pole. It's best to raise the railing after seeing the sign so that the gondola doesn't stop suddenly and get thrown.
Safety is paramount when riding a ski lift.