chair·​lift ˈcher-ˌlift How to pronounce chairlift (audio)
: a motor-driven conveyor consisting of a series of seats suspended from a cable and used for transporting skiers or sightseers up or down a long slope or mountainside

Examples of chairlift in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The teen was unable to hold on to the chairlift and appeared to fall a few feet in the air before hitting the net and then the ground. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 1 Feb. 2024 Easter Egg Hunt: Find the eggs hidden off the beginner slopes near the Morningstar and Coach chairlifts, and bring them to the tent in the Simplot base area to receive a treat. Idaho Statesman, 1 Feb. 2024 Willard Mountain also offers night skiing for those looking to take a few turns under the stars. 09 of 09 Greek Peak Mountain Resort Greek Peak is Central New York’s largest ski resort, with 44 trails and six chairlifts, offering plenty of terrain for all. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 21 Dec. 2023 Summer Lin and Hannah Wiley | Los Angeles Times (TNS) High in the mountains above Lake Tahoe, skiers and snowboarders lined up Wednesday morning to be among the first of the season to ride a chairlift serving some of North America’s most iconic expert terrain. Tribune News Service, Hartford Courant, 15 Jan. 2024 Fancy ski lodges and heated chairlifts are nice, but as any skier or boarder knows, that's not what makes or breaks a ski day. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 15 Nov. 2023 Skiing and Snowboarding Info Snowmass is a great resort destination for skiers of all skill levels, with 21 chairlifts, 3,342 acres, and 4,406 vertical feet to work with. Jen Murphy, Travel + Leisure, 17 Dec. 2023 Inspired by the great ski resorts in Switzerland, Austria, and other parts of Europe, Union Pacific Railroad company built the world’s first ski chairlift there in the 1930s as a way to transform the area from a sleepy valley of sheepherders into America’s inaugural ski resort destination. Elizabeth Brownfield, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 Montage Big Sky has its own ice skating rink, tubing hill, and chairlift. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 17 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chairlift was in 1936

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“Chairlift.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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