Snow enthusiasts who are 50 and older comprise a fast growing segment of the U.S. ski industry. A National Ski Areas Association survey shows that, per capita, skiers 65 and older ski almost twice the number of days as the national average of five.
While chairlifts may be the classic type of ski lift, they are just one way to get high. (Enter quip about Colorado and Washington's laws here.) Here's a rundown of the most common types used at ski areas around the world.