Thanks to Pat Sullivan, we first heard of this small ski area that operated in Salem. Located just off Rte. 97 just east of Salem Center, this area likely with just one rope tow.
Several readers remember it:
"The Ski Area was located on Bridge St in Salem NH on what is known as Spicket Hill.
The area was serviced by
two rope tows (possibly a third shorter "baby" tow but memory is not
clear on this), which ran the 1000 foot run. We called one the fast tow and the
other the slow because they ran at two different speeds.
The area did not run at night
because I don't think there was any lighting, nor snow making.
"I actually skied a lot on the Spicket Hill Ski area in Salem, N.H. as I was growing up. The Spicket Hill was actually larger than the currently existing Nashoba Valley in Westford, MA. The runs were longer, it had two primary sections to ski on and 2-3 trails in a more wooded area off to the sides.
Spicket Hill also had two primary rope tows and on a weekend when there was a much larger crowd, the owners would open up a third rope tow.
It was a wonderful small ski area with night skiing that provided a place for all beginners and intermediates to practice their form. The cost for a full day of skiing in the 1960's was about $5.50. The neighbors and I would invariably watch the Wide World of Sports on a Saturday afternoon, the proceed to the Spicket Hill for night skiing and build our own ski jumps---I was quite a nice place to enjoy the winter sport."
Does anybody else remember this one?
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