If you grew up skiing in the midwest you probably know the joy of going through a few pairs of mittens a winter from endless looping the rope tow at your local hill. Burton breaks it down pretty simple for the uninitiated:
If you’ve never been to a resort with a rope tow, there are some things you should know.
1. You never have to unstrap.
2. They get you uphill fast.
3. There’s (almost) never a line.
“For the latest Burton Presents we headed to the rope tow mecca that is greater Minneapolis (Minnesota and Wisconsin) with Ethan Deiss and Shane Ruprecht who are – by our account, anyway – some of the most experienced rope-tow’ers in the game. Amongst heavy doses of Wisconsin cheddar and auto-serve yogurt, we hit crowded ropes, empty ropes, a rope that’s open until 3am, and even a long lost abandoned rope. But hey, you’d already know that if you just hit play. Enjoy.”
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