First Ski Tow in the U.S.

Location: Woodstock
Tag(s): Sports
Historical Category: Technology History
Video Date: 11/16/17

Three local Woodstock families played an important role in the history of skiing in Vermont. In 1935, they started running the first rope tow in the United States. The machine that pulled skiers to the top of the hill enabled more people to participate in the growing sport of skiing in Vermont.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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