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Uphill / Surface lift


A lot has happened in the ski and mountain industries during the years, but the T-bar lift looks almost the same as when it was launched in 1938. How to ride with different heights, different gears and different skill level is not an easy thing and a lot of energy, both physically and mentally, will be wasted during the ride up.

Uphill is a new developed surface lift that is adapted to the different needs of today’s users. With an easy and ergonomic construction, it will make the ride to a nice experience that ends with a big smile and a lot of energy to spend on the way down.

Obs! User test starts at 1:11


Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden


Hanna Olausson

Hanna Olausson
Sävedalen, Sweden