rope tow


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Recent Examples on the Web 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 The city also operates Salmonberry Ski Hill, a low-angle slope with a rope tow that’s great for families, beginners, and those seeking a low-key alpine skiing experience. Anchorage Daily News, 14 Feb. 2021 Snowbasin Resort opened for the 2020-21 season on Nov. 27 — 80 years to the day from its original launch as a small, local ski hill with only one rope tow. The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Dec. 2020 It’s the first alpine ski area at Hatcher Pass — long a destination for cross country skiers — since the 1970s, when there was a rope tow and pommel lift at Independence Mine. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Dec. 2020 In the 1950s, the family cleared a hillside for a small ski run on their mountain property, installed some rope tows and drove skiers up the logging road from Wishon Camp in two old Army trucks. Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of rope tow

1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rope tow was in 1936

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12 Jan 2022

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“Rope tow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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