a series of chairs suspended from an endless cable driven by motors, for conveying skiers up the side of a slope.
Also, chair lift.

1935–40, Americanism; chair + lift Unabridged
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chairlift (ˈtʃɛəˌlɪft)
a series of chairs suspended from a power-driven cable for conveying people, esp skiers, up a mountain

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Example sentences
Ski with your new chairlift friends, play with your family on the green runs,
  hike a pristine bowl for new lines.
Ski right up to a chairlift with no lineup, then find a run all to yourself for
  the ski back down.
On the chairlift ride back up the mountain, the skier cools down.
Two different ski areas are available and connected by chairlift and shuttle
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