Hitching Post Farm
History and Photos ~ Memories
History and Photos
The Hitching Post Farm in Royalton, Vermont was a small rope tow
area that operated sometime before 1968 to 1975, according to the
Vermont Tramway Commission and
According to John Steinart, the area had ski camps for kids in the late 1960's.
While the area officially closed in 1975, there is a chance the rope tow may still run privately for the owners. Betsy McDonough had emailed the owners a few years ago and found out the tow did occasionally still run. We do not know if that is still the case, but we will try to find out.
The aerial shot to the right shows the former ski area.
Richard McCormick visited this area and took some great shots
for NELSAP. Here's what he found out:
The owners of the farm still give permission to ride the hill as evidenced by my buddy's tracks. I have heard that the tow still works from a family member, however I have never seen it in action. The photo with snow was from winter '05 (photo credit: Ryan Rausch); while the photo sans snow is recent from fall '07 (photo: Richard McCormick).
|Richard McCormick's Fall 2007 photo, showing the slope with pumpkins for sale from the farm.||
Hitching Post Farm has a website, and according to it them the farm "is a year round boarding and training facility dedicated to excellence in the care and training of horses and the education of riders; specializing in Eventing."
If you remember this ski area, just let us know.
Last updated: November, 19, 2007
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