Ski Magic Carpet
A magic carpet (also carpet lift) is a type of surface lift (like rope tows, T-bar lifts and platter lifts) installed at ski areas to transport skiers and snowboarders up the hill. The name is inspired by the mythological magic carpets featured in legends.A magic carpet resembles a conveyor belt installed at the level of the snow, with the machinery and return belt typically hidden underneath. Some also include a canopy or tunnel. Passengers slide onto the belt at the base of the hill and stand with skis or snowboard facing forward. The moving belt pulls the passengers uphill. At the top, the belt pushes the passengers onto the snow and they slide away.