Vintage Pictures of Snow King Chairlifts without Any Safety Bars that Look Very Unsafe, 1950-1970


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These vintage photographs of Snow King chairlifts taken between the 1950s and 1970s show people riding in a very unsafe way without deploying any safety bars or other protections.

h/t: rarehistoricalphotos

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

While these chairlifts were actually dangerous, there’s also a forced perspective component that makes the lift look much higher than it actually was.

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Snow King Mountain winter resort is located in Downtown Jackson, Wyoming and the original 1936 ski hill was on the southeast edge of the city. It was the first ski area in Wyoming.

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

The first chairlift was installed in 1946, a converted ore tram from Colorado. It had four stations, with the first starting where 1 town hill apartments are located.

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

In 1981, The resort replaced the now 40-year-old “Snow king Chairlift” with a new Doppelmayr/Garaventa CTEC Double chair, Which started about 200 ft to the east of the old lift. This new lift ran a lift line that crossed the old about 3/4 of the way up the mountain.

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

Mashable/Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/Snow King Mountain Winter Resort

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