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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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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.
Anchorage Lifts: 1 chair, 1 rope tow Vertical elevation: 294 feet Daily price: Adult ($18), youth ($12-$16) For information: (907) 346-1446
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.
I tried it (skiing) once when I was a freshman in high school and it didn't go very well with the rope tow," Lisa Jones of Franklin said.
That's why he invested "about $200,000' in clearing and shaping the tubing runs and installing a rope tow.
Twenty-three lifts including eight high-speed express quads, four triples, seven double chairlifts, a rope tow and three Magic Carpets provide an uphill capacity of 35,030 skiers per hour.
Last Wednesday's big first snowfall of the season found Paul cutting first tracks and descents on his X-C skis in the hilly terrain of the city's Green Hill Park, which once hosted a rope tow.
Willamette Pass' new halfpipe, installed on a former rope tow slope near the lodge, is 300 feet long with 10-foot-high walls.
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.
McCoy, a spry 84, sat in his Main Lodge office recently and reflected on the days in the 1930s when he rigged a portable rope tow so he and his friends wouldn't have to sidestep up the face of the hill.
Photo: Snow-flocked evergreen stands besideskier sliding by on Hidden Lake Lift, a rope tow at Powder Mountain
Does anyone remember skiing in front of Burbank Hospital when they had the rope tow there?