The High Speed chairlift, also, we know it like Detachable chairlift is a special type of aerial lift, which, like a chairlift, consists of numerous chairs that are connected to a constantly moving steel cable that is strung between two terminals over intermediate towers. They are now commonplace at even the smallest of ski areas. Some can even be found at tourist attractions.

The difference between one detachable chairlift and Standard chairlift is the speed. Detachable chairlifts are far faster than their fixed-grip brethren. Because the cable is usually moving faster than most skiers would be able to get on and off the chair, the chairs must be taken off the cable and slowed down substantially to allow patrons to get on and off.

One detachable chairlift can hold between 2 and 8 people, and these are connected to the rope or cable by means of spring loaded grips. These grips permit for the cabin to be detached from the moving cable and slowed down in the terminals, to allow passengers to board and disembark. Some detachable chairlifts have bubble chairs, which are ordinary chairlifts but with an additional plexiglass bubble covering to protect skiers in bad weather from the wind.