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ski tow

a device for pulling skiers uphill, usually a motor-driven rope grasped by the skier while riding on his skis
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So the Forest Service granted Thurston a permit to set up his rope tow, powered by an automobile engine, in the "bowl" at the base of a cinder cone named Hoodoo Butte.
You had to park out along the highway and ski in" to the rope tow, recalls Jim Hosmer, 87, who now lives in Eugene but grew up in Bend and who began skiing at Hoodoo with high school friends shortly after the new ski area opened.
So it was a lot better than using the old rope tow and going just to the top of the headwall," said another early Hoodoo regular, Bill Lauderback of Bend.
Juneau Lifts: 2 chairs, 1 rope tow Vertical elevation: 1,400 feet Daily price: Adult ($24), youth ($17) For information: (907) 586-5284
Anchorage Lifts: 1 chair, 1 rope tow Vertical elevation: 294 feet Daily price: Adult ($18), youth ($12-$16) For information: (907) 346-1446
Mount Bachelor's Snowblast Tubing Park, now in its third season, features two rope tows and can provide up to 1,200 rides per hour down its eight tubing `lanes,' according to Chris Johnston, Mount Bachelor communications manager.
Also, there are no lessons to take or equipment to buy - at least at the commercial tubing areas with rope tows.
Willamette Pass - the first local ski area to provide a rope tow for snow tubes - last year sought and received U.
It was the first rope tow outside Vermont and by 1935, winter enthusiasts with wooden plank skis and leather bindings traversed the Seven Springs slopes.