Chairlift mechanism in the resort of Val Cenis Vanoise, France

A ski lift is a mechanism for transporting skiers up a hill. Ski lifts are typically a paid service at ski resorts. The first ski lift was built in 1908 by German Robert Winterhalder in Schollach/Eisenbach, Hochschwarzwald.[1]


A chairlift at the ski resort of Vuokatti in Sotkamo, Kainuu, Finland in 2006


Map of world ski resorts

Ski lifts are built in many parts of the world. Extreme locations of outdoor ski lifts:


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