King's Grant Inn was one of those ski areas that was basically for hotel guest's enjoyment. There was only one rope tow and slope, primarily for beginners. Nevertheless, the area was a "happening" place. It was close to the Gunstock region, which had several ski areas during the 1960's.
King's Grant Inn & Chalets--"A Beginner's Paradise"
"Mid week winter vacation, impossible to beat for fun and cost. $59.50 to $79.50 includes ski equipment, lessons, tow privileges, fabulous meals and accomadations, trips, parties, congenial guest, fun galore! 90 Happy people. Comple private winter world at our door includes slope, tow, skating, cocktail lounge, toboganning, ski rentals, and schoool. Night skiing and skating. Dancing, movies, cookouts, bowling, sundeck. Rates $7.50 dorms to $16.50 chalets daily includes everything. Private chalets for fabulous honeymoons. Only 7 hours from NYC, 2.5 hours from Boston, 4 from Hartford."
"A Beginner's Paradise--All facilities at our Door"
Activities: Ice skating rink, beginner's slope, safe tobogganing hill, easy riding ski tow, entire area illuminated for night fun, winter cookouts, ski movies, beginner's ski class, ski boot and pole rentals, recreation room, bowling lanes, cocktail lounges, dancing, and, of course, "Hot Grog Parties" (whatever the heck that means!).
The hotel in 1968 showing the slope and skating.
Rope tow wheel hubs are all that is left of the skiing hill.
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