rope tow


Examples of rope tow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was a gentle hill with a rope tow. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 9 Dec. 2021 But in 1934, when the nation’s first ski lift, a rope tow powered by a Ford Model T engine, was installed on farmer Clinton Gilbert’s pasture, 24 years before Killington opened, this small mountain loomed much larger in the winter sports world. Kevin Cullen,, 21 July 2022 At three, not good enough yet to ski with my parents and older brother, I was left at the rope tow. Rachel Kushner, Harper’s Magazine , 16 Mar. 2022 Educated as a mechanical engineer, Mickey Cochran installed a rope tow and affixed floodlights to adjacent trees to turn his rural hillside into a round-the-clock winter playground. New York Times, 9 Feb. 2022 Porcupine Mountain Ski Area, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, isn’t big by any standards—the resort has one triple chair and a rope tow—but the place gets a respectable 200 inches of snow on average annually. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 5 Jan. 2022 Dodge Ridge opened in 1950 with just one chair lift and a rope tow. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Aug. 2021 Townspeople have free access to a heated pool, a golf course and a modest ski slope with a rope tow. New York Times, 10 Mar. 2021 Ryan began skiing at 2 at the family’s modest ski area in Richmond alongside the Winooski River where in 1961 grandfather Mickey built a rope tow. John Powers,, 2 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rope tow was in 1936

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“Rope tow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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