Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Building Codes Division
Ski Equipment, Federal Exemptions
Devices and equipment generally associated with winter sports activities, such as ski lifts, ski tows, J-bars, ski mobiles, chair lifts and aerial tramways, shall be installed and maintained in accordance with ANSI Standard B77.1-1992 published by the American National Standard Institute.
The Division finds that the devices associated with winter sports activities located in ski areas that are operated over or upon land under the jurisdiction of the United States Forest Service have been, and are being regulated and inspected by the U.S. Forest Service. The inspection standards are, and have been, not lower than the safety standards required by ORS 460.355 (Rules)(1). So long as the U.S. Forest Service continues to regulate and inspect those devices located on or across Federal Forest Service land, they are exempt from the requirements of ORS 460.310 (Definitions for ORS 460.310 to 460.370) to 460.410.[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]