Definition: A high-speed detachable chairlift is defined as a chairlift that switches from the main cable to a slower, secondary cable for loading and unloading of skiers and snowboarders. As the chair makes its way out of the loading or unloading terminal, it switches back to the main cable, which runs at a much higher speed than a standard fixed-grip chairlift. Due to their higher operating speeds, high-speed detachable chairlifts can move more people uphill per hour when compared to an equivalent fixed-grip chair.
Pronunciation: [hahy-speed] [di-tachuh-bul] [chair-lift]
Also Known As: Detach, detachable, high-speed chair.
Examples:My local resort just installed a new high-speed detachable chairlift, so they'll be able to move more people uphill every hour.