Several NELSAP readers have mentioned this golf course ski area that operated in
Kenilworth/Union NJ in the 1960's into the early 1970's. They had a rope tow and
a very small vertical drop. Night skiing was also available. We will continue to
research this one.
There was a small ski hill in Kenilworth during the late 60ís and
early 70ís at
Galloping Hill Golf Course. The Golf Course is just off of
the Garden State Parkway, exit 138. I remember you would access
the hill using a utility road off of the Kenilworth Boulevard .
I lived about 4 blocks from the Golf Course and my brother learned
to ski there. They had a rope tow, snow making, and lights for
night skiing. I donít know the vertical drop, but it was small,
maybe 200 feet. It was a great place for families to learn how to
ski and my brother is now an expert skier (unlike me since I started
when I was 26). Not sure when or why they closed.
A topo map shows the small hill in the center of the golf course
where the ski area was located.
An overhead shot shows the approximate location of the ski area.
NJ Ė I donít know if there is any evidence left, but at the
Galloping Hill Golf Course in Union County , NJ there was a tow in
the woods between the 3rd
hole of the 18 track and the 3rd
hole of the 9 hole track. A few years ago they put millions into
the golf course and may have removed some old tow towers. This
would have been a very ďurbanĒ ski area visible near exit 138 on the
Gallopiing Hill is a public golf course in
Union, NJ. When I played there 20 years ago, the
remnants of the wheel of a rope tow were still in evidence. And
I seem to recall having seen it listed on some advertising in
I never skied there, but the hill is fairly steep, although not
more that 75 feet high.
If you have more
information on this area just let us know.
Last updated: Nov 12, 2007
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