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ski tow

n.
1. A ski lift in which skiers cling to a continuous rope as they are pulled up a slope.
2. See ski lift.

ski tow

n
(Skiing) a device for pulling skiers uphill, usually a motor-driven rope grasped by the skier while riding on his skis

ski′ tow`


n.
1. Also called rope tow. a type of ski lift in which skiers are hauled up a slope while grasping a looped, endless rope driven by a motor.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ski tow - a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hillski tow - a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
chair lift, chairlift - a ski lift on which riders (skiers or sightseers) are seated and carried up or down a mountainside; seats are hung from an endless overhead cable
transport, conveyance - something that serves as a means of transportation
rope tow - a ski tow offering only a moving rope to hold onto
surface lift - a ski tow that pulls skiers up a slope without lifting them off the ground
Translations
مِصْعَد التَّزَلُّج
lyžařský vlek
skilift

ski tow

nsciovia, ski-lift m inv

ski

(skiː) noun
one of a pair of long narrow strips of wood etc that are attached to the feet for gliding over snow, water etc.
verbpresent participle ˈskiing ; past tense, past participle skied (skiːd)
to travel on or use skis especially as a leisure activity. He broke his leg when he was skiing.
ski-
of or for the activity of skiing. ski-suits; ski-jump.
ˈskier noun
The slope was crowded with skiers.
ˈskiing noun
Skiing is her favourite sport; (also adjective) a skiing holiday.
ˈski jump noun
1. a competition between skiers to see who will jump furthest off a steep slope.
2. a steep snow-covered slope before a sharp drop, to help skiers leap into the air.
ˈski jumper noun
ˈski jumping noun
ˈski lift noun
a cable system with chairs for carrying skiers up a slope.
ˈski pole noun
one of the two poles that skiers hold in their hands and use while skiing.
ˈski resort noun
a place that has the facilities for skiing, where people go to ski especially on holidays.
ˈski slope noun
a snowy slope where people can ski.
ˈski run noun
a slope or a track for skiing.
ˈski track/trail noun
a ski run; a path taken by skiers.
ˈski tow noun
a ski lift; a cable system for pulling skiers up a slope.
References in periodicals archive ?
LARAs oversight of 53 ski areas encompasses 34 surface lifts,137 chair lifts, and 125 rope tows. Michigan law requires that mechanical failures and accidents involving ski lifts be reported.
Mary's, where a T-bar and two rope tows operated from the 1930s to 1986, Clear Creek County commissioners denied developers of Eclipse Snow Park a permit after five years of discussions.
Rope tows were being replaced by poma lifts, pomas by T-bars, T-bars by single chairs, singles by doubles, then triples, then quadruples, then gondolas.
The ski resort was mostly equipped with rope tows, mounted and looped on telephone-like poles using a collection of metal pulleys powered by electric motors.
"The first thing in the morning, we'd go out and get the rope tows busted loose - they'd freeze overnight - and get the old engine going.
LWSC, which dates to 1928, operates two alpine rope tows, a tubing hill, a Nordic jumping hill and 26 kilometers of Nordic ski trails.
Before the White Lady, skiers had to walk up the slopes with their gear or rely on rope tows.
A man fishes in an inner tube in the pond-like calm of the dammed river, which once would have been so turbulent that elaborate rope tows were the only way upstream.
The club flourished and the original rope tows were replaced with two Doppelmayr button tows from Austria.
Aside from larger runs at Mount Hutt and Queenstown, the country is dotted with a series of privately owned ski areas (aka Club Fields) like Mount Olympus, the region's largest, which are typically served by gargantuan rope tows.