Bedor's Farm Tow
Monroe Men's Club
Thanks to Candace Rapf, we first heard of this area in Monroe. Here are her details:
the time when many small towns had their own ski hills, Monroe, NH (pop.
410, at the time)(1960 census) built one, too. It was located on
Oscar Bedor's farm, at the junction of Rt. 135 and the North
Monroe-Barnet, VT bridge road. It had a rope tow and a couple of
trails, and a shack at the bottom for tickets and cocoa. I believe
it was a volunteer operation, funded and staffed in part by the Monroe
Men's Club, an organization that is still active today. I am not
sure of the exact years of operation; I just know it was started in my
grade school years and closed, I think, during my high school years. I
graduated HS in 1964, and think it was gone by then. In the summer
it reverted back to being a cow pasture. The photo on the right
shows what the area looks like now.
Girouard Saurs skied here with her family and shared her photo
My family went nearly every weekend to
the Monroe Ski Tow. My mom would drop us of and go over to Barnet to
visit with her sister, Barbara Dunbar. We loved it. One day my coat
got twisted around the rope and somehow I was flipped up and over the
safety rope. My sister, Jean Girouard threw herself on the rope to stop
the tow. I thought I was going to get killed in the pulley. I was
probably 8. The main hill was perfect. Just the right steepness for
everyone. The trail through the woods had a jump in the middle of the
hill. I never got the courage to go over it. I was always impressed
when my brother, Mike, would sail over it. Ernie Locke did too.
If you remember this ski area and have more info, just let us know.
Page last updated: Jan 26, 2016
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