chair·​lift | \ ˈcher-ˌlift How to pronounce chairlift (audio) \

Definition of chairlift

: 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

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Recent Examples on the Web There are 15 chairlifts and 2,000 feet of vertical drop, and the area is flanked by deep bowls and rimmed by sweet chutes. Gregory Thomas,, "A skier’s guide to Kirkwood Resort in Tahoe," 27 Jan. 2020 Take the free shuttle over to Alpine Meadows to ride the new Treeline Cirque chairlift to the top of Sherwood Cliffs. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "36 Hours in Your Favorite North American Ski Towns," 6 Jan. 2020 Timberline has a 16-inch base at its namesake lodge and plans to operate its beginner chairlift Friday. oregonlive, "Ski season is here: Mt. Hood Meadows joins Timberline, Bachelor in daily operations," 6 Dec. 2019 Immediately off the backyard, which backs up to the Golden Peak base area and is surrounded by old-growth aspen and spruce trees, are the Gopher Hill chairlift and Elvis Bahn magic carpet that service beginner-level skiers. Liv Sotheby's International Realty, The Denver Post, "A timeless luxury, 375 Mill Creek Circle is Vail’s premier ski-in/ski-out property," 20 Dec. 2019 Openings include positions at resort ski schools, rental and retail shops, front desks, bars, cafés and spas, and of course chairlift operations. Tom Stienstra,, "Need a job? Tahoe ski resorts are scrambling to hire early-season help," 5 Dec. 2019 In summer, go white-water rafting, or ride the chairlift for 8,000 feet and then leap off the mountain with your paragliding instructor. Erika Mailman, Washington Post, "Play where you stay: Great hotels for active vacations," 28 Nov. 2019 Instead of sitting on a throne with Santa, this year’s photo op is a ski resort chairlift. Lori Rackl,, "Santa Days are back at Swissotel, with a ski chalet theme and new adults-only hours," 25 Nov. 2019 According to Discover Flagstaff’s Leaf-ometer as of Oct. 17, conditions are near peak at Flagstaff Arboretum, Arizona Snowbowl (rides on the scenic chairlift are still available), Inner Basin Trail and around the city itself. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Fall colors are popping in northern Arizona. Here's where to find them," 17 Oct. 2019

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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13 Feb 2020

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“Chairlift.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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: a series of seats that hang from a moving cable and that carry people (such as skiers) up and down a mountain

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