Downhill Skiing Pictures on the Lower Boomerang Chair
Riding up on the chair is one of the pleasures of skiing. I am know to be impatient with slow chairs but don't mind that the Boomerang chair is not high speed. There is never a line up for this chair and I get a really great workout skiing to the chair so I enjoy some rest time coming back up.
1. This show from low on the Boomerang chair gives a good idea of the dimension of the skiing area. Here in mid March the sun is coming into the valley.
2. This area below the North Glades is a great fall line area for skiing and snowboarding. The snow is always better on this slope that faces away from the sun.
3. Here we are looking off to the right as we ride up the chair. The McKay glades are quite steep.
4. This shot is looking back towards the bottom of the chair. The flat area on the right is the snow covered McKay lake.
5. This is the ridge that runs down the right side of the Boomerang watershed.
The Boomerang chair is one of the three chairs at Mt. Washington that has foot rests. After practicing those great fall line turns it is great to be able to rest your legs as you ride up the chair.
Safely Riding The Chair
The two most dangerous times when riding a downhill skiing chair are getting on and getting off. When approaching the chair you must keep yourself alert.
Since the Boomerang chair isn't a detachable chair it doesn't slow down to pick up riders. The lifties job is to slow the chair down momentarily so that the riders can sit down and grab the back of the chair.
Once everyone is on the chair, it is a good practice to give everyone a heads up before bringing down the restraining device. If the chair has a footrest bring it down slowly so that everyone can get their bodies and downhill skiing equipment arranged safely.