Definition: A fixed-grip chairlift is defined as a chairlift that is permanently affixed to the overhead cable and therefore moves at a slower pace than a high-speed detachable chairlift. The slower pace is required for safety, because skiers and snowboarders must load and unload the chairlift at the same speed it is traveling up and downhill. Fixed-grip chairlifts may seat anywhere from one to four riders.
Also Known As: Chairlift
Examples:The resort has six fixed-grip chairlifts and three high-speed detachable chairlifts.