Story: Skiing

Rope tow (2nd of 6)

Rope tow

Although rope tows are strongly associated with ski club fields, they were also used on commercial fields, such as Coronet Peak. The rope tow there, installed in 1947, was designed by Bill Hamilton, better known as the inventor of the Hamilton jet boat.

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How to cite this page:

Andrew Troup, 'Skiing - Commercial skifields', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11853/rope-tow (accessed 13 April 2021)

Story by Andrew Troup, published 24 Sep 2007