button tow

button tow

n
(Skiing) a kind of ski lift for one person consisting of a pole that has a circular plate at the bottom and is attached to a moving cable. The person places the pole between his or her legs so that the plate takes his or her weight
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The one we stayed in was warm, cosy and, best of all, just a ski boot's throw from a button tow which took us to the main slopes.
There are up to eight bluelevel runs served by a fast button tow. Stay in one of several pubs in the market town of Alston, or the Lowbyer Manor Country House with nine guest rooms.
Normally to get back up the slopes you have to either catch a chair or use a poma tow (button tow) but more and more the tow of choice on the big resorts is the T-bar as it takes two at a time.
There's also a wide and sunny beginners' slope with a button tow, and a fun park for snowboarders.
The club flourished and the original rope tows were replaced with two Doppelmayr button tows from Austria.
I think he's doing a job, but then one of the strengths of their team is that they are working with their drivers more than other teams.' Unsurprisingly, Button towed the team line when questioned on how he would feel if Sato did emerge victorious ahead of himself, commenting: 'You can't think like that.