After receiving and digging into the book cradle to crade i started to ponder weither a cradle to crade ski lift would be possible. With enough thought, time and dedication it is possible and hopefully in the future these types of lifts will be the norm.
Already ski resorts are using parts of ski lifts to further enhance your experience at the resort mainly in the terrain park area, take for example Brighton’s milly tube’s
The chair part could also be easily re used if some research is done to find materials that will be readily up cycled. The main problem would be designing a strong, sturdy base load/top station that after its end use be disassembled and used for future ventures. Only the future will tell if this is an obtainable goal, not only will this be a great eco project for ski resorts it will also cause the depreciation rate to slow on ski lifts.