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Deverbal from ski through, modelled after drive-through.



ski-through (not comparable)

  1. (skiing) Of a ski lodge or other hotel establishment: providing skiers with the service of transporting their equipment, luggage, and vehicles to other establishments so they can ski directly to those establishments.
    • 1971, Staff Paper, St. Paul, Minn.: Institute of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, →ISSN, →OCLC, pages 14 and 15:
      [page 14] [T]wo resort owners in the Ely area were asked if they would be willing to join forces and attempt to get a trail constructed to connect the two businesses and jointly market a ski-thru program. [] [page 15] The end product of this activity was the construction of trail segments linking the existing cross-country ski trails with each other and with the two resorts. In addition to marketing cross-country skiing individually, the two resorts put together a ski-thru package and marketed it in cooperation with Amtrak.
    • 1982 November, Mitch Mode, “Update: Cross Country Midwest”, in Dick Needham, editor, Ski, volume 47, number 3, New York, N.Y.: Times Mirror Magazines, →ISSN, →OCLC, page CC17, columns 1–2:
      Three lodges—Borderland, Gunflint Lodge, and Bearskin Lodge—have initiated a ski-thru program. Skiers can tour between lodges. Your gear is transported ahead to be there on arrival.
    • 1985, Elizabeth Noren, Gary Noren, Ski Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.: Nodin Press, →ISBN, page 115:
      There are four lodges on the Gunflint trail (County Road 12) that are owned by the originators of the first midwest ski-through program. Skiers start at one lodge, ski its trails, and then move out to the main artery trail and ski-through to the next lodge. Their luggage and car will be moved on ahead to the next participating lodge. This gives guests the opportunity to ski many more trails of the Gunflint community []
    • 1989, The Boundary Waters Journal: The Magazine of America’s Favorite Wilderness Area, Ely, Minn.: Boundary Waters Publishing, →ISSN, →OCLC, page 4, column 2:
      The lodge-to-lodge ski-thru program is a co-operative effort of several of the Gunflint Lodges where skiers can stay at different lodges each night and ski different trail systems.
    • 2004, Ski Area Management, volume 43, North Salem, N.Y.: Beardsley Publishing Corporation, →ISSN, →OCLC, page 49:
      A ski-through system by Entrelogic will be installed at four resorts this season.
  2. (skiing) Of a restaurant, shop, or other establishment or facility: providing service to skiers while they are still wearing their skis.
    • 1992 September, “Get Away to It All [advertisement]”, in John Fry, editor, Snow Country: The Year-round Magazine of Skiing, Mountain Sports & Living, volume 5, number 5, Trumbull, Conn.: Golf Digest/Tennis, Inc., →ISSN, →OCLC, page 67:
      Families can ski together in a friendly atmosphere on specially marked areas, and you and your children can spend time at our fun-filled Children's Adventure Mountain™ with special ski-through attractions.
    • 1994, Chris Gill, Dave Watts, editors, Where to Ski, London: Boxtree, →ISBN, page 149:
      Resort-level snow and ski-through, car-free village give an Alpine atmosphere.
    • 1999, Peter Hardy, Felice Eyston, editors, The Good Skiing and Snowboarding Guide 2000: The Essential Guide to What’s What and Where’s Where in 600 Ski Resorts across Five Continents, Woodstock, N.Y.: The Overlook Press, →ISBN, page 506:
      Recommended hotels include the Tandådalens and the Högfjället. Onkel Jean restaurant is praised for its 'delicious elk steaks'. McSki is the world's first and only ski-thru McDonalds.[sic]
    • 2003, Ski Area Management, volume 42, North Salem, N.Y.: Beardsley Publishing Corporation, →ISSN, →OCLC, page 86:
      All points of entry at the lifts are ski-through and non-contact.
    • 2006, Andrew F. Smith, “Drive-thrus”, in Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, Greenwood Publishing Group, →ISBN, page 83:
      When fast food chains open outlets in other countries, the architecture must frequently be modified to meet local conditions. The most unusual modification to date is Sweden's McSki, which provides ski-thru service so that skiers "can ski up to the counter and order their favorite McDonald's sandwich without missing a beat on the slopes."

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ski-through (plural ski-throughs)

  1. (skiing) A restaurant, shop, or other establishment providing service to skiers while they are still wearing their skis.
    • 2004, Angela Pumphrey, Superbrands: An Insight into Britain’s Strongest Brands 2004, London: Superbrands, →ISBN, page 129:
      McDonald's / Worldwide locations include Beijing in China, Pushkin Square and Gorky Street in Moscow, and a ski-thru in Sweden. There is also a McDonald's on a ferry which sails between Stockholm and Helsinki.
    • 2015 May, Jeff MacGregor, “Taking Stock of 75 Years of McDonald’s: Has the Original Fast-food Restaurant Finally Reached the End of Its Success?”, in Smithsonian[1], archived from the original on 3 August 2017:
      By the late 1990s McDonald’s claimed to be opening a new store somewhere every three hours. In Sweden, that meant a ski-thru.
    • 2016, Martin Beckstein, “Entrepreneurial Space Production”, in The Politics of Economic Life (Routledge Innovations in Political Theory; 63), New York, N.Y., Abingdon, Oxon.: Routledge, →ISBN, section 7.2 (Fast-food Chains and the Production of Space):
      McDonald's and Burger King outlets are everywhere in the developed world. [] There is a ski-through on a slope in Sweden and by now Beijing and Moscow have their own outlets as well.

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