11/03/2012 10:45 am ET Updated Jan 03, 2013

The 5 Best Chairlifts In North America (PHOTOS)

Being a chairlift isn't easy. You're out there in the cold, constantly spinning in circles, pushing people's butts around all day. Plus, no one ever says thank you after a good ride and an angry mob forms when you're out sick.

It's a thankless task, really.

We at Liftopia want to take a moment to say a big THANK YOU to each of the thousands of chairlifts out there in the snow and wind making it happen, day in and day out. We'd also like to give special recognition to what we believe to be the five best chairlifts in North America. Note this list is ONLY chairlifts. No gondolas, trams or surface lifts included. Let us know which ones you like and which ones we've missed!

What are some of your favorite chairlifts? Let us know in the comments below!

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