Around 1947-At least 1951
According to a few guidebooks, a ski area called Jacob's Ladder operated 4.1 miles east of Lee, from around 1947 until at least 1951. Originally operating with a 750' tow and a slope and a trail, the area expanded to include 2 trails and 2 slopes by 1949. The vertical at this area was 155', with runs that had a maximum grade of 24 degrees. A ski dorm (Here U R Inn) and restaurant were located on the premises. The area was operated by Floyd Rossi.
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History by the Year
|1947-1948||750' tow||Belvedere Slope, 10th Division Trail (see below for details)||New development, restaurant, operates daily||Skier's Guide to New England|
|1949||750' tow, 600' tow||Trails and slopes in thick pine woods. Belvedere Slope - 0.2mi long, 155' drop, 18-100' wide, 18 degrees, north exposure, 6" of snow needed to ski, novice/interemediate, semi open. 10th Division Trail - 0.2 miles long, 155' drop, 15-40' wide, 24 degree slope, north exposure, needs 8" to ski, intermediate. Short, sporty run. Stepladder Trail - 0.2 miles long, 155' drop, 10-25' wide, 28 degrees, north exposure, needs 6" to ski, intermediate. Beginners Delight - 800' long, 1500' wide, 100' vertical, 6" needed to ski, 600' tow serves slope, novice.||Located 4.1 mi east of Lee on Rte 20, restaurant, cabins, dorm for 50 persons, ski school, ski ship, patrol, operates daily||MA Ski Guide|
|1949||800' tow, 600' beginner tow||1000' semi-open Belvedere Slope, 2 intermediate trails||$1.50 a day to ski, operated daily by Floyd Rossi, Frank Presjner and Jeddy Brooks teach Arlberg Techniques, meals served at Here-U-R Inn.|
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