ski lift


Definition of 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

Examples of ski lift in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Backcountry skiers eschew ski resorts and ski lifts in favor of remote mountains, climbing skins, and specialized skis, bindings and boots. Dina Mishev, Washington Post, "For skiers on this Japanese island, a perfect pairing of hot and cold," 1 Nov. 2019 Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort, 99 Powder Hill Road, Middlefield, hosts its Oktoberfest celebration Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. The event features beer sampling, ski lift rides, food trucks, keg toss competition and live music., "Seven things to do this weekend," 29 Sep. 2019 By 1971, Israelis had built the first ski lift on Mount Hermon, and today many Israelis regard the territory as an inseparable part... Dov Lieber, WSJ, "A Ski Resort Where You Must Beware of Missiles," 5 Feb. 2019 Kritenbrink was at the Iowa GOP booth organizing a show of support: Iowans for Trump would soon head for the ski lift-style Sky Glider to unveil Trump banners for the fairgoers below. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, "Bill Weld courts anti-Trump Republicans at Iowa State Fair, and finds few," 11 Aug. 2019 Here on Mammoth Mountain, the ski lifts will be running into August. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Wet California winter is a boon for skiers and water supply. But it brings a threat: wildfires.," 17 June 2019 Now, SkyLift Park—famous for its incredible views of the Smokies from ski lift seats—has opened a SkyBridge. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Gatlinburg SkyBridge, the Third Longest Pedestrian Bridge in the World, Is Now Open in Tennessee," 17 May 2019 To the west, oriented toward Camel’s Hump is a small structure, one that could be—and has been—mistaken for an electricity switching station, or an oversized ski lift. Samantha Weiss Hills, Curbed, "A micro cabin in Vermont offers an artist refuge," 15 Oct. 2018 Meander along the streets that lead deeper down into the valley from the suburban center (with its train station and ski lifts) to the rushing waterfall at the center of town. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "This Austrian Spa and Ski Town Is Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Film," 11 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of ski lift

1939, in the meaning defined above

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3 Dec 2019

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“Ski lift.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of ski lift

: a series of seats or handles that are attached to a moving cable and that are used to carry skiers up a mountain

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