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Rabbit Creek Rope Tow


Name of Ski Area: Rabbit Creek Rope Tow (actual name unknown)
Location: Anchorage, in the upper Rabbit Creek drainage, on the pioneer road / trail to Rabbit Lakes, just before the Chugach State Park boundary, on the slope that leads up to Ptarmigan Pass.
Type of Area: Ski Hill
Dates of Operation: Unknown
Who Built It?: Unknown
Base/ Vertical Drop:

Base: ~2750' ?? / Vertical: Unknown

Lifts: Rope Tow
Miscellaneous: Not much is known about this old rope tow site.  Likely it was a rope tow set up in the homesteading days of the Anchorage Bowl (1940s possibly).  In the 1980's you could see remains of what appeared to be a rope tow.  Time has taken away much of the tow evidence.  More research is needed on this site.
Sources of Information:

Kathy Sarns-Irwin

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This large scale topo shows where the Rabbit Creek Rope Tow was located relative to Anchorage - in the upper Rabbit Creek valley.

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A zoomed in topo view shows the estimated location of the Rabbit Creek Rope Tow.  Field checking is needed to verify this location is correct.

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Research Correspondence 



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