Steadfast and nostalgic skiers were recently reminiscing about riding the rope tow in the good ol’ days. In 1938, Les Passmore took the lead to create the ski hill, known to Lakeview skiers as “the best kept secret in the state.”

During the summer of 1940, ski club members constructed a rope tow driven by a Chevrolet truck motor. The ski area entered a new era in the fall of 1952 with the addition of two electric-powered rope tows set up in tandem.


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