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The Sierra Sun put together a pretty interesting read about the early days of the Tahoe ski scene. Before they plowed Donner Pass and chairlifts were invented, skiers rolled up to Soda Springs on the train and skied down to Donner Lake before being brought back up on a horse-drawn sleigh. After that, early attempts at rope tows and a sled-towing device called the "Up-Ski" opened up the possibility for multiple laps. [Sierra Sun]