surface lift

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surface lift

[′sər·fəs ‚lift]
(mining engineering)
In the freezing method of shaft sinking, freezing and heaving of the surface around the shaft due to the formation of ice and the variation of temperature.
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The accident happened at the start of the day on the Hochwurzen drag lift when warm weather made the snow on the path of the lift difficult to negotiate.
There are two drag lifts serving the main slope and a moving carpet next to the beginners' area.
The only downside is the drag lifts - it's hard work being pulled sideways on a snowboard.
There are two drag lifts and wide nursery slopes where lessons are held and another nursery slope, with no queues and lots of space to practise your snow-ploughs and parallel turns before taking the gondola to the more challenging runs.
No T-bars or drag lifts for the demanding American customer so you can expect - no matter where you are on the slopes - to be whisked back up by chair.
Snow guns churn out the real thing on two 170m slopes serviced by drag lifts and 135m beginners slope complete with a travelator or "moving carpet" to get you back to the top.
There are 20km of marked piste at Pamporovo with five chair lifts and 13 drag lifts to get you there.
Between the three resorts are two cable cars, three chair lifts and 22 drag lifts that bring together 43 miles (70km) of ski runs.
The range of pistes, mostly blue and red runs, and the large number of three-person chair lifts as opposed to drag lifts mean that there are normally few queues although the slopes can be very busy at holiday times and when the sun shines.
When they are not doing that, they are falling off drag lifts and wanting the loo.
Used to the queue barging and elbowing that goes on at Alpine resorts, it came as a pleasant surprise to find no queues at all for the chair lifts or drag lifts.