Story: Skiing

T-bar lift (3rd of 6)

T-bar lift

The T-bar lift, as its name suggests, has a seating bar shaped like an inverted T and can carry two people at a time. It is more efficient and safer than the rope tow, and was introduced on commercial fields. These two people are getting onto a T-bar lift at Coronet Peak skifield in 1978.

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Reference: AAQT 6403 B16046
Photograph by Winton Cleal

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Andrew Troup, 'Skiing - Commercial skifields', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Andrew Troup, published 24 Sep 2007