Chairlifts are designed for the year-round transportation of passengers. There are seats fixed to the haul rope in this type of ropeway. The design of fixed-grip chairlifts is adapted for winter and summer applications. Fixed grip chairlifts are usually up to 1,500 m long with an elevation change of up to 400 m.
Chairlifts transport people uphill using the chairs that are fix gripped to the haul rope. The seats allow to comfortably carry several skiers (usually 2 to 8 skiers) to the ski trail start point. At most modern ski resorts, the seats are equipped with a heating system and, commonly, a cover shield (transparent hood) to protect passengers from adverse weather conditions.