It’s not necessarily an overweight thing - not in this case.Plenty of people these days are well overweight. Which of these individuals would not fit within the quad chair safety bar confines , without a back pack?.Is there is weight limit per chair ? Where are the ambulance chasing lawyers obessesing about these questions?
For most, semi fit people, shoulders are the widest part of the body. Take for 4 (or 3 for triple) broa-shouldered guys on a chair, then 1 or more to sling their pack off the side - then you have the side of the safety bar coming down.
That’s a risky manoeuvre in itself.
But the risk-layers at ski lift companies hav ignored this problem. Much easier to have hard, fast rules (but stupid, possibly very dangerous) for lifties to follow.
Please someone in the know point this out to someone who can do something! Please!