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  1. surface liftnoun

    a ski tow that pulls skiers up a slope without lifting them off the ground

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  1. Surface lift

    A surface lift is a type of cable transport for snow sports in which skiers and snowboarders remain on the ground as they are pulled uphill. While they were once prevalent, they have been overtaken in popularity by higher-capacity and higher-comfort aerial lifts, such as chairlifts and gondola lifts. Today, surface lifts are most often found on beginner slopes, small ski areas, and peripheral slopes. They are also often used to access glacier ski slopes because their supports can be anchored in glacier ice due to the lower forces and realigned due to glacier movement. Surface lifts have some disadvantages compared to aerial lifts: they require more passenger skill and may be difficult for some beginners (especially snowboarders, whose boards point at an angle different than the direction of travel) and children; sometimes they lack a suitable route back to the piste; the snow surface must be continuous; they can get in the way of skiable terrain; they are relatively slow in speed and have lower capacity. Surface lifts have some advantages over aerial lifts: they can be exited before the lift reaches the top, they can often continue operating in wind conditions too strong for a chairlift; they require less maintenance and are much less expensive to install and operate.

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  1. surface lift

    Surface lift is a type of mechanism used primarily in ski resorts and snowboarding parks to transport skiers and snowboarders up the slopes or hills. This could include devices like ski tows, T-bars, or ski escalators (magic carpets). These lifts work by the skier or snowboarder gliding or standing on the surface while being pulled uphill by the mechanism.

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  1. Surface lift

    A surface lift is a type of cable transportation system used to transport skiers and snowboarders where riders remain on the ground as they are pulled uphill. Types of surface lifts include the Poma lift, J-bar, T-bar, rope tow, and magic carpet. Although these types of lifts were once prevalent, they have since been overtaken in popularity by higher capacity aerial lifts like chairlifts and the gondola lift. Today, surface lifts are most often found on beginner slopes and very small ski areas. Surface lifts have the advantage of being less intimidating, especially for beginners: the speed is slow, they are usually situated on beginner terrain, the passenger's safe loading window is wider than most types of lift, and remaining on the ground is perceived to be more controlled than off the ground. They are also generally less expensive to construct and maintain than an equivalent length aerial lift. The disadvantages of a surface lift include less passenger capacity. They add a larger terrain obstacle and collision hazard. Surface lifts are restricted to smooth, gradual terrain, and require more new passenger skills than most types of aerial lift to safely ride.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surface lift in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surface lift in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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