Area Part 2
Thanks to Peter St. James, we now know the full story of this lost area in Warner. Here are his details:
|This is the ski
area that was developed after the original area was dissected by
Interstate 89. The replacement area was built on Mink Hill Lane around
1966/67about a mile and a half away from the first area. This one had a
small base lodge and a 1,000 foot rope tow with a main slope and a
couple of trails. Vertical drop was around 160'. Several of the rope tow
poles are still standing and the remains of the tow shack at the top are
still there. The base lodge was razed but you can still see some of the
"cattle pens" that were used to keep skiers in line.
Here's a view of the slope today.
||This area, like many small
areas without snowmaking, suffered through the no snow winters of the
early 80's. Then when faced with needing a replacement rope for the tow,
another winter of limited snow and required insurance by January 1st.
The plug was pulled during the winter of 82-83. The town of Warner owns
the property and brushhogs the slopes to keep them open for hikers and
kids who sled there in the winter.
Here's a shot of one of the rope tow guides still visible.
If you remember this ski area and have more info, just let us know.
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