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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.
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.
LARA oversees the states ski safety program which includes oversight of 53 ski areas which encompasses 34 surface lifts,137 chair lifts, and 125 rope tows.
"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.
Michigan uniquely offers 55 active licensed ski areas that operate more than 300 ski lifts ranging from rope tows to high-speed, detachable chairlifts.
Green said, "There were only rope tows in the early days.