ski lift


: a motor-driven conveyor consisting usually of a series of bars or seats suspended from an overhead moving cable and used for transporting skiers or sightseers up a long slope

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The post consisted of a photo of the two sharing a kiss, a photo of them on top of the mountain, photos with the view from the ski lift, a video of the winter wonderland and a video of steam coming out of a pair of mugs. Zizi Strater, Peoplemag, 6 Jan. 2023 Little boys and girls suited up carrying their ski gear and groups of Black people chatting by the ski lift, waiting for their turn to reach the top. Kayla Brock, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Feb. 2023 By comparison, summer months—considered the low season—are much more budget-friendly at 595 Swiss Francs ($650) for the same room, with complimentary access to the golf courses and mountain railway instead of the ski lift pass. Rachel King, Fortune, 11 Feb. 2023 In the 84 years since the first mechanical ski lift opened in Sun Valley, Idaho, the U.S. has never seen a ski resort with no form of motorized transport. Andrew Weaver, Outside Online, 14 Feb. 2020 The two unions concerned are Force Ouvrière (FO), representing ski lift operators and Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT), representing seasonal workers—both are protesting against the French government's plan to reform the age of retirement. Alex Ledsom, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2023 Her carousel post included a snap of the pair kissing on a ski lift and another of Kirkconnell sitting in the snow. Amy Mackelden, Peoplemag, 2 Feb. 2023 Rolando Galli says that his ski lift operation, in the Italian Apennines resort of Abetone, is down €2 million ($2.15 million) compared to this time last year, due to a lack of snow this season. Aryn Baker, Time, 19 Jan. 2023 The front door of this Powder Mountain one-bedroom opens on a slope leading directly to a popular ski lift. The Week Staff, The Week, 15 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ski lift was in 1939

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Cite this Entry

“Ski lift.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

ski lift

: a machine that consists usually of a series of bars or seats hanging from a moving cable and that is used to carry skiers or sightseers up a long slope
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