rope tow

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a ski tow offering only a moving rope to hold onto

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"So it was a lot better than using the old rope tow and going just to the top of the headwall," said another early Hoodoo regular, Bill Lauderback of Bend.
Anchorage Lifts: 1 chair, 1 rope tow Vertical elevation: 294 feet Daily price: Adult ($18), youth ($12-$16) For information: (907) 346-1446
The 40-year-old ski area started out with a chairlift and a rope tow. Today however, it boasts 1,600 acres of largely intermediate terrain, 70 lodgepole-pine-bordered runs, two high-speed quads, four double lifts, one triple lift, and the largest snowmaking system in the northern Rockies.
Perhaps she was thinking of the dreaded rope tow of days gone by, where pile-ups, graceless spills and all manner of awkward antics accompanied getting on and off.
Willamette Pass - the first local ski area to provide a rope tow for snow tubes - last year sought and received U.S.
Last Wednesday's big first snowfall of the season found Paul cutting first tracks and descents on his X-C skis in the hilly terrain of the city's Green Hill Park, which once hosted a rope tow.
Willamette Pass' new halfpipe, installed on a former rope tow slope near the lodge, is 300 feet long with 10-foot-high walls.
Photo: Snow-flocked evergreen stands besideskier sliding by on Hidden Lake Lift, a rope tow at Powder Mountain
"Does anyone remember skiing in front of Burbank Hospital when they had the rope tow there?" asked Mr.
I do remember they had a rope tow in Jackson, N.H., though.
During the summer months, however, he shows his wild side on Buffumville Lake in Oxford, on a rope tow behind a 20-foot Malibu Flight Craft at 45 mph.
He voted to give the Carusos a break, reasoning that with only two small surface lifts - a T-bar and rope tow - any hazard was minimal, given that there has been only one lift fatality in the state.
The early ski operator had to be creative and versatile, says Coniff, pointing to the invention of the rope tow to haul people up the slope.