Ernst Constam

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Ernst is credited as the inventor of the overhead cable ski tow, beginning with his J-bar design in 1933. During World War II, he installed a T-bar on Cooper Hill to help the 10th Mountain Division train in skiing. Throughout the 1960s, more than 80 Constam designs were installed at resorts nationwide. His T-bar helped promote the success of skiing in Colorado, helping to make the state the skiing capital of North America.