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Title 31 : Recreation and Sports

Chapter 015 : SKI TRAMWAYS

(Cite as: 31 V.S.A. § 702)
  • § 702. Definition of terms

    The following terms shall be construed as follows:

    (1) "A passenger tramway" is a device used to transport passengers uphill on skis, or in cars on tracks or suspended in the air, by the use of steel cables, chains, or belts or by ropes and usually supported by trestles or towers with one or more spans. The term passenger tramway shall include the following:

    (A) "Two-car passenger tramway," a device used to transport passengers in two open or enclosed cars attached to, and suspended from, a moving wire rope, or attached to a moving wire rope and supported on a standing wire rope, or similar devices.

    (B) "Multi-car passenger tramway," a device used to transport passengers in several open or enclosed cars attached to, and suspended from, a moving wire rope, or attached to a moving wire rope and supported on a standing wire rope, or similar devices.

    (C) "Skimobile," a device in which a passenger car running on steel or wooden tracks is attached to and pulled by a steel cable, or similar devices.

    (D) "Chair lift," a type of transportation on which passengers are carried on chairs suspended in the air and attached to a moving cable, chain, or link belt supported by trestles or towers with one or more spans, or similar devices. A chair lift may be a "fixed grip lift" or a "detachable grip lift."

    (E) "Surface lift," a type of transportation which pulls skiers riding on skis by means of an attachment to a main overhead cable supported by trestles or towers with one or more spans. Surface lifts include so-called T bars, J bars, poma lifts, platter pulls, and similar type devices.

    (F) "Rope tow," a type of transportation which pulls the skiers riding on skis as the skier grasps the rope manually, or similar devices.

    (G) "Detachable grip lift," an aerial lift on which carriers alternately attach to and detach from a moving haul rope. The tramway system may be mono-cable or bi-cable.

    (H) "Fixed grip lift," an aerial lift on which carriers remain attached to a haul rope. The tramway system may be either continuous or intermittent circulating and either mono-cable or bi-cable.

    (I) "Base rate," a rate which is determined annually by the passenger tramway board and which rate when multiplied by the formulae in section 707 of this title will result in the "fee-due-State."

    (2) "Industry" shall mean the activities of all those persons in the State who own or control the operation of passenger tramways.

    (3) "Operator" is a person who owns or controls the operation of a passenger tramway. The word "operator" shall include the State or any political subdivision.

    (4) "Board" shall mean the Passenger Tramway Board.

    (5) "Department" shall mean the Department of Labor.

    (6) "Lineal footage" is one-half of the total length of the cable or rope as determined when the tramway is installed. (Added 1961, No. 266, § 2, eff. Aug. 1, 1961; amended 1981, No. 36, §§ 1, 5; 1991, No. 206 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 1, 2; 2005, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 5, 2006.)