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6 man chair at hemel snow centre

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Just had an email from Hemel saying that they've just installed a 6 man chair at the bottom of the slope. Not to get skiiers up the slope (you still have to use the button lift for that) but to help beginners practice getting on and off.

Interesting idea but there didn't seem huge amounts of room for anything at the bottom of the slope at Hemel - has anyone seen it? Is it a working model - if so, surely that takes up loads of space, and if not, then I'm not sure it really helps beginners at all.

I'm there on Sat so will have a look with interest!


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https://www.thesnowcentre.com/snowsure/news/How-to-use-a-chair-lift
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Laughing

You shuffle forward, it picks you up, you sit down and try avoid poking someone in the eye, wait for the barrier to come down (if its a new one), you sit there talking nonsense and laughing at poor peoples misfortune below for 5-10 mins, then you get giddy as it rapidly approaches the top station and the barrier comes up.....the fun/ challenge is getting off not on I'd have thought.....
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@Markymark29, completely agree! So if it is a stationary chair then I'm not sure it's much use, unless I'm missing something!
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Maybe it slides along a rail.
You try and shuffle in front of it while an slope person tries to ram it into the back of your legs as hard as they can
Played using a points systems. The more skiers you knock down the higher the points
Boarders count half as they are too easy
Employee which most points at end of week wins a prize
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I'd like to think there's trick plays too, whereby with the first contact the skier drops a pole, and then as they bend to pick it up - kaboom the 3 pointer dignity stripper.
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Surely it needs to be an old school non decoupling one. Twisted Evil
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@WindOfChange, I like it. Bonus rounds!
Adding an extra person to the 6 already shuffling and run over the loser.
Or pre-load a couple of people before the loading zone.
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I did look to see if this was a bumped thread from April 1st........ wink
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To get a proper simulation you need to have a scrum of people to elbow out of the way to get to the line, then you need some tosser who has decided that the 6 man should be private for him and his beloved/best mate who blocks the way, then a stupid magic carpet that runs you into the back of the chair in front before you sit down then the "kid friendly" bar comes down and crushes you in the nads.

Then to get off have a random person on the chair hold the bar down because they are scared or still have weight on the footrest, then dive off in a hurry into a crowd of people just standing having a chat and a boarder on his/her arris.
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I've actually seen an ESF instructor in Hemel the other day, wondered the hell. Now I know - he is an essential part of lift experience, jams little kids into a seat next to you
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Oleski wrote:
I've actually seen an ESF instructor in Hemel the other day, wondered the hell. Now I know - he is an essential part of lift experience, jams little kids into a seat next to you


He's also there to ensure the bar is slammed into your head before you've even sat down properly.
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@DotM, It is Hemel, there is always going to be a scrum, plus someone unable to stop ploughing into the crowd.
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Dave of the Marmottes wrote:
To get a proper simulation you need to have a scrum of people to elbow out of the way to get to the line, then you need some tosser who has decided that the 6 man should be private for him and his beloved/best mate who blocks the way, then a stupid magic carpet that runs you into the back of the chair in front before you sit down then the "kid friendly" bar comes down and crushes you in the nads.

Then to get off have a random person on the chair hold the bar down because they are scared or still have weight on the footrest, then dive off in a hurry into a crowd of people just standing having a chat and a boarder on his/her arris.


Don't forget a couple at the front (always British), with 3 kids, all stopped so preventing anyone else getting on and calling the name of a 4th kid who is about 10 people back in the scrum.
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4th kid always called Toby or Ollie.
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WOT! No 4 foot drop in front of it to faceplant into?

Ya just can't fake reality wink
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The new chairlift is a comfortable place to have a seat and enjoy the free coffee while watching what happens on the slope. Not sure of it's value beyond that, although if you were a beginner who'd never visited a ski resort you'd at least have an idea of what a chairlift looks like and how the safety bar operated.

@Oleski, that would be Claude, ESF instructor who is based in Tignes but is currently on assignment in London (I think at the French embassy) and does a little bit of part-time work at Hemel because he likes to teach. He's a really nice guy.
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Is there a token French teenager playing s**t Europop or generic electronic music over a speaker?
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Looks like a Brexit chairlift...

Really wants to leave the station, but is stuck at the bottom and not going anywhere wink
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