rope tow


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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Conservation group to buy Alder Creek giant sequoia grove and world’s fifth-largest tree," 17 Sep. 2019 As someone who has difficulty negotiating the rope tow on the beginner ski slope, to me all of this is quite heady. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "Documentary ‘Mountain’ has glorious panoramas," 1 June 2018 Decades later, Adam could still recall his first night on skis—the sugar-spill of stars, the crunch of snow underfoot, the intimidating rope tow. Christopher Solomon, Outside Online, "The Boy Who Lived on Edges," 22 Mar. 2018 The original rope tows were fueled by the engine and transmission of an old truck. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stingl: Little Switzerland was her life, so the owner's urn gets one final torch-lit ski run," 16 Feb. 2018 The piece includes family home movies showing the small rope tow ski hill that Kildow created outside of Milton and Vonn in action at an early age. James B. Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ski racer Lindsey Vonn: Olympic effort is #allformyGrandpa, Don Kildow of Milton, Wisconsin," 16 Feb. 2018 Overview: Plenty of space with 248 skiable acres, 53 runs, including one of a mile, and 11 lifts, including three quad lifts and four triples along with a rope tow. Mark Spezia, Detroit Free Press, "Top 10 ski resorts, areas in Michigan this winter," 24 Dec. 2017

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Rope tow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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