Homewood Mountain Resort is proud to offer Magnestick® chair lift safety technology to guests for winter 2011-2012.
The Magnestick® chair lift safety system includes an electromagnetic seatback and corresponding magnetic vest worn by children riding a chair lift. Chair lift seatbacks are equipped with a magnet, and the back of a corresponding Magnestick® vest is equipped with a flat, metal disc which holds a child wearing a Magnestick® vest securely in place for the duration of the lift ride.
When a child reaches the chair lift deboarding platform, the Magnestick® vest is deactivated, allowing for a seamless release from the seatback.
Magnestick® has been installed on Homewood's Quail chair lift, which is adjacent to Homewood’s Snow Rangers Academy, the resort’s children’s center. Every child enrolled in the children’s ski or snowboard programs will receive a Magnestick® vest for the day. If children are not enrolled in a program, parents may choose to rent a vest.