One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A ski lift in which a pole attached to a moving cable pulls each skier uphill on their skis.
- ‘Experience of modern glide-on/glide-off chair lifts - such as those at the Trois Vallees in France - may well make you wary of cranky old T-bars and poma lifts.’
- ‘With 20 chairs, 8 pomas, unlimited hiking terrain, and 244 snow cannons, Baqueria Beret is the biggest resort in the mountain chain.’
1950s: named after Jan Pomagalski (died 1969), its Polish inventor.
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