This is a season for those who are so inclined to climb the steep snow covered peak and then go down quickly. If something gets in their way, turn around. Whether they are on a snowboard, on a snowboard, or otherwise, they usually need gravity to go down the mountain. On the other hand, getting up usually requires a ski lift. In the video shot by [kalsan15] after the break, we learned how technology intervenes. Even the most inaccessible slope can be reached by free riding.
Skiing in European ski resorts
A ski cable car that can only turn left.
In its simplest form, the ski lift is two pulleys connected by a steel wire rope. The pulley at the bottom of the hillside is electric, and the pulley at the top of the mountain acts as an idler. There are some devices on the wire rope, which can let people sit down or grasp the handle, and then be hung to the top of the mountain.
This simple arrangement is good if geographical conditions permit, but what if there is a turn, or multiple idlers are required to keep the conductor tight, but also close to the ground? Similarly, the most basic ski lift also has limitations. If the cable turns left around the idler, the attachment of the handle or chair must be on the right so that it cannot turn right around the idler.
So, how to solve this problem? We won’t destroy the results, but we recommend viewing the video of [kalsan15] to get a wonderful description of the problem and solution, which will make you wonder “why didn’t I think of this!”
If you think this is not old enough, take some time to learn. You can not only build a gasoline powered ski lift for your cabin in the woods, but also ride your DIY ski bike down the slope!