|The Lyndon State College
Ski Area opened during the 1963-1964 season, to provide skiing for the
students at Lyndon State College. The rope tow was 300 feet long, with
a vertical drop of only 60 feet. One slope provided night skiing and racing
during local competitions. This ski area was one of the smallest ski
areas EVER in the state of Vermont. There was no
snowmaking, and grooming was probably done by foot packing.
Here's a view of the rope tow. Today, at the top of the tow, is the President's House.
Nevertheless, the area must have been for the student population. This area operated during the transitional time for the college, as the college was in for a major expansion during the later 1960's and early 1970's. Growing Burke Mountain and the town's own Lyndon Outing Club Ski Area provided students with far more variety than this little area could deliver, so it closed after the 1969-1970 season.
Here's another view of the tow.
Check out Lyndon State College, Jeremy's alma mater, at http://www.lsc.vsc.edu. Great college, and you can get a degree in Ski Resort Management there!
|Looking up the slope in March, 1998. Vail Hill is quite clear, and can be sledded or skied still.||
||Here's a view of the ski area today. Not much to see from overhead. Campus below area, and President's House at top of hill.|
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