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How To Get On And Off A Drag Lift In 3 Easy Steps

22 February 2020
How To Get On And Off A Drag Lift In 3 Easy Steps

Our partners, New Generation, have produced a series of how-to videos for first-time skiers. They have 20 years’ experience in helping people develop their technique, build confidence, and have fun on the slopes.

A drag lift (button lift), will be one of the first types of ski lifts you learn to use. This video will show you three easy tips to teach you how to use a drag lift.

How To Get On and Off a Drag Lift in 3 Easy Steps

  • Step 1: Unhook your ski poles and hold them both in the opposite hand from the drag lift.
  • Step 2: With your skis parallel, put the seat between your legs and remain standing.
  • Step 3: When the ground becomes flat or is just beginning to slope downwards, pull the seat down and away.

The drag lift is most common on gentle ski slopes where you will be learning how to ski. If you would like any more information on first-time skiing, check out New Generation's Learn to ski page.

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