This was a small ski area that was in known operation during the late 1940's until the late 1960's when Rte 89 was built through it. In 1947, the area had a 1200 foot tow (1947 Ski NH map). In 1949 in Warner there was a 1000' rope tow (likely 1200 feet) which served several trails and slopes on a 250' drop. The main trail was named Moore Trail. (1949 Eastern Ski Map and Where to Ski, provided by Wayne Silver). After the area closed, a new area in Warner opened to replace it. For details on that, click here.
Here are some NELSAP readers memories of this ski area:
just discovered your site and read the information about the ski area
I can still see evidence of the
one slope of the area to the south of
Dick Inman: The Warner rope tow operated until the mid-sixties when Interstate 89 was constucted right through the middle of it. Another shorter rope tow remained in operation until the early '70s I believe, I'm checking some sources to try to pin it down. Some friends of my brother were involved in the operation. There was small lodge and instructors from Mt. Sunapee used to instruct there on Sunday mornings. It was my first experience with a lift, I wasn't too big on the rope tow. That was about 33 years ago, and I now find myself as part of the management team at Timberline Ski Area in Oregon.
ski area was in Warner NH (exit 8-9 on rte 89). The area went right
through where the highway does today.
I don't know it's official name but before the first chairlift (in NH I
think) at Sunapee, the ski trains would come from Boston to Warner each weekend.
The town had a series of inns that served from a common menu - I saw a
wonderful PBS documentary once on this area
Anybody remember this one?
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