J-bar lift

J-bar lift

A J-bar (in some regions, L-bar) is a type of surface lift invented in the 1940s [ cite web
url = http://skilifts.org/glossary.htm
title = Glossary of Aerial Lift terms
publisher = SkiLifts.org
accessdate = 2006-12-05
] for ski area passenger transport. They are now rarely in operation having been superseded by T-bars, which have twice the capacity at basically the same price, and chairlifts which have many advantages. They are named for the shape of the carrier which has a long vertical bar curving to a short horizontal bar.

A J-bar closely resembles a T-bar, except each carrier holds only one passenger. The operation is similar: the passenger stands in position and waits for the next carrier. They guide the carrier to hook them around the upper thighs or buttocks while they remain standing on the snow. The lift slides them uphill on the surface.


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