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Photo by dsglass

TSC: chairs

Apparently, people jump out of these chairs and fling themselves down the mountain at high speeds, in the cold snow, on purpose. For fun.

Top of the ski area at Sandia Peak in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

ETA: Just to be clear, I did *not* ride on one of those death-traps; I took the aerial tramway up the other side of the mountain (see note). :)

Kostas Papantoniou, Gila Silberman, Gillian Everett, Don Sutherland and 10 other people have particularly liked this photo

19 comments - The latest ones
Amazingstoker club
nice light and composition, haven't been skiing in decades . . .
5 years ago.
dsglass club
has replied to Amazingstoker club
Thanks! :) I've never tried skiing... Between the Flying Chairs Of Doom, the falling-down-a-mountain-at-high-speed, and the spending-all-day-in-the-freezing-snow (I prefer watching the snow through the window while sitting in a comfy chair in front of a fire with a stack of books and a hot caffeinated beverage), I'm thinking it's probably not my sport... :D
5 years ago.
Valfal club
Wonderful perspective!
5 years ago.
 Dida From Augsburg
Dida From Augsburg club
Beautiful view!
5 years ago.
 Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon club
well what stoopid people! and you sure have the differentest and highest spot to park a butt this week!
5 years ago.
 Clickity Click
Clickity Click club
WOW that's beautiful .. I wish I could get the courage to ride one of those but in spite of the terrific views from up there ... I would be frozen in fear. Love those leading lines and the presentation works well. :)
5 years ago.
dsglass club
has replied to Clickity Click club
Oh yeah, no power in the 'verse could get me on one of those. The views coming up the other side of the mountain were fabulous, and the cable cars are nice and big (like 30-ish people, maybe?) and safely enclosed. :D
5 years ago.
Clickity Click club
has replied to dsglass club
I don't think I could even handle the cable cars :( no sense my trying it as I wouldn't see the views for having my eyes shut all the way. Glad you got to see those fab views. :)
5 years ago.
Katja club
5 years ago.
 H C
Great idea for the seat. I like going on this kind of ski lift, but would do it in the summer so I can walk down.
5 years ago.
 Diederik Santema
Diederik Santema club
At least it's an easy way up (or down)...
5 years ago.
Stunning shot, what a view !!
5 years ago.
 Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm) club
Wonderful idea and photo!
5 years ago.
Chrissy club
flying chairs :-)
5 years ago.
 Georgie F Photography
Georgie F Photograph…
Lovely find'
5 years ago.
 Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland club
Great capture.
5 years ago.
 Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett club
Fabulous scenery. I have skied quite a bit and don't mind the chairlifts at all. Interesting to see New Mexico. Great captures, very well done!
5 years ago.
dsglass club
has replied to Gillian Everett club
Thanks! :) It's always kind of strange to find ski places in the desert; but at 10,000 ft up, they do get snow in winter even when the weather down at ground level is much warmer. :)
5 years ago.
What a beautiful set of photos! Exquisite scenery!
5 years ago.

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