It is the responsibility of the American National Standards Accredited Committee B77 (ASC B77) to develop a system of principles, specifications, and performance objectives, which will reflect the current state of the art of passenger ropeway design, operation and maintenance, and which will be acceptable for adoption by government agencies and others. It is recognized that certain dangers and risks are inherent in the riding, operation, construction, and maintenance of machines of this type. These objectives are intended to result in passenger ropeways that are designed, constructed, operated, and maintained in a manner that minimizes danger and exposure to risk to its passengers, operators, and maintenance personnel, and will encourage improvements in productivity, efficiency, development and progress consistent with these objectives. Such a system with these stated objectives will constitute a safety standard.

General Information

Notice:  ASC B77 Standards Committee is currently in the approval balloting process of a full revision to the ANSI B77.1-2017 Standard. If you would like a copy to review and comment, please email Mike Lane at the address below.
A brief summary of the proposed changes can be reviewed here. The commenting period ends April 25, 2022.

Contact Mike Lane at the email below for more information.

Questions or comments concerning the ASC B77 Committee should be directed to:

Michael Lane
Director of Technical Services
National Ski Areas Association
(720) 963-4210
(303) 986-2345 (FAX)