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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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Hundreds of people learned how to ski at Moose Hill without struggling with rope tows.
4, 1938 by Eugene-area mill owner Ed Thurston, an avid skier who previously owned a rope tow at White Branch, on the McKenzie Highway.
The first skiers, elevated by rope tows, skied down the mountain in December 1952 and a mile-long chair lift began operation the following month.
While the areas tend to be homey and low-tech, chairlifts have replaced all but a few of the old rope tows and T-bars.
With 16 runs each over a mile long, the resort uses six buses - no chairlifts or trams or rope tows - to haul skiers from the base up to the 1,930-foot summit.
A few decades ago, government agencies sometimes provided lifts or rope tows for downhill skiing as well, but for years now downhill skiing has been a commercial enterprise in National Forests.
We climbed up the hill with our skis; no rope tows or lifts then," Ms.
With the recent opening of the "Autobahn" at Hoodoo Ski Area on Santiam Pass, all three ski resorts in the central Cascades now provide rope tows and runs dedicated to the simple sport of sliding downhill in an ersatz innertube.
One chair lift and a couple of rope tows accommodate snow-sports enthusiasts.