Ernst Constam - 2010

Ernst Constam is recognized as a Pioneer. He is credited as the inventor of the overhead cable ski tow, beginning with his J-bar installed in about 1933. Ski tows based on Ernst’s design, without observing his patents, were installed in many budding resorts. He also installed a T-bar on Cooper Hill to help the 10th Mountain Division train to become skiers. Throughout the 1960’s, there were more than 80 Constam designs installed at resorts nationwide. Ernst’s T-bar helped promote the success of skiing in Colorado, helping to make the state the skiing capital of North America.  (Deceased)