In the GDR skiing designed the lift with a drum on which is wound a pull cable. To do the same, you will need a moped engine with a working volume of 50 cm3, its exhaust transmission from the motor car, homemade rope drum and band brake to it.
The frame can be welded from metal angles or channels. Drum fit a section of steel pipe. One side it is necessary to close a cheek around the material at hand, and on the other to put the drive band brake. Through the center is passed the axis of rotation in two end bearings, which are mounted on frame bolts. On the drum is wound with about 80 m steel cable with a thickness of about 4 mm.
Force from engine to gearbox and from there to the rope reel is transferred by means of two Bicycle type chains. The first tension is provided by movement of the engine, and the second specifically set the tension pulley.