Chairlift PLZ!

Jindabyne, NSW, AU

Travel is all about learning about other cultures right?  How other people do things differently from us and how that works out for them.

Like snow…in August.

For example, Australians don’t really believe in chairlifts at their ski resorts and when Americans show up it provides a source of much amusement to them.

Liftie: Ok, so see this t-bar

Greg: Looks like a boat anchor tied to a bungee chord to me.

Liftie: Yeah, kinda does huh?  Ok, take that “anchor” and shove it between your legs.

Greg: WHAT?!

Liftie: Yeah, seriously, do it!

Greg: Uh, ok, so now there’s a boat anchor in my crotch.  I feel motivated to ask what the attached bungee chord is for?

Liftie: Oh, just wait…

So why did we subject ourselves to this archaic, nautically themed yet thermally deficient form of self-torture?

Stay tuned…

About the authors

Greg and Tiffany are traveling around the world on sailing yachts and keep a video blog of their (mis)adventures.  If sailing to Tahiti on a 44 ft sailboat, 3-day delays for wine tastings, getting pooped on by seagulls, opening coconuts with dull machetes, sailing past tornadoes and ukulele Christmas carols are for you, then check them out at!

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4 Responses to Chairlift PLZ!

  1. Erica says:


    I got yelled at in Spain for failing too many times using one of those. I was DYING watching your video.

    • Tiffany says:

      I know! Isn’t it funny?! We had such a hard time getting it figured out… I definitely took me a number of tries to get to the top. What isn’t mentioned in this video is that later in the season when I got confident on it, I still managed to fall off, but the T-bar hit me in the chin, cut my chin open 1 cm, and almost had to get stitches! The doc took pity on my, and just gave me some suture tape that had to stay on for 7 days… It sucked!

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