Lift Safety

Grand Targhee Resort is committed to educating families on the importance of chairlift safety. The Grand Targhee Ski & Snowboard School is an excellent resource for families to learn more about safe riding techniques. Be advised that you cannot board a lift unless you have sufficient physical dexterity, ability, and knowledge to use such a lift safely, or until you have asked for and received the necessary information to load, ride, and unload the lift safely. You may not use a lift or any ski trail when under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Knowing how to use a chairlift properly is a part of Your Responsibility Code.

It’s YOUR Responsibility to know how to use and ride the lift safely


As a chair passes you at the “Wait Here” sign, move ahead quickly to the “Load Here” sign and line up evenly. When the next chair comes behind you, sit on the seat, and slide back as far as you can to keep from falling off the chair.


Sit way back to keep from falling from the chair and enjoy the ride to the top! No horsing around—it’s dangerous when riding up in the air.


At the “Unload Here” sign, it is time to get off. Stand up, and ski down the ramp. Watch for others ahead and ski around them. Move out of the way quickly so that others can unload too.

The Dreamcatcher Lift is open. We strongly suggest that skiers and riders use the open terrain to the north of the Dreamcatcher lift line. There is no easy way down from the top and limited groomed terrain, so please ski with caution.