1948-1950's, Reopened 2005-2006 (Private!)
Will Mathis, we now know about this
lost, and then reactivated area in Goshen Vermont! Will Mathis is
the current owner of this once lost ski area, that is now run for
friends and family. According to Will, the area is located on Flora
White Road, and operated from 1948 to the early 1950's. It was then
reopened in 2005. There is a 600' rope tow ran by a single
phase electric engine.
offers three trails, from novice through
expert: Main Slope, B Slope and Logger head . The Mountain also
offers glade skiing, along with night skiing.|
(Right - a view of the area in 1938 - click on it to view the larger version).
Will also write us: During the 1950's the area opened as a toboggan run for the local kids and parents to sled down. Eventually this area was forgotten due to a larger more advanced ski area opening called Blueberry Hill.
Pine Mountain offers a ski rental shack, which includes original 1950's wooden skis that people still try on for fun.
The Mountain operates a small snow making system that consists of five SMI snow guns and a ancient diesel generator to run the pumps. Since 2005 the Mountain has took on a life of its own. It is constantly improving in Grooming, Snowmaking, Ski Trails and Parking. While the ski area has yet to reopen to the public due to insurance, major work has been done to restore this area. A wheel house has been constructed at the base of the mountain along with a pond. Trails have been widened and more lights have been installed. There are no imminent plans in place to reopen this ski area in the near future. Regardless if it does open, Pine Mountain will not be open to the general public!
(Left - a view of the area in 2009, courtesy of Will Mathis. Click on it to view the larger version).
Additional recent photos from the top, click on each to view the larger versions:
|The following photos are from 2007. A sign for the ski area. In the background, you can see the snowmaking equipment.||
||The rope tow and lights for night skiing.|
|One of the slopes.||
|A view of the liftline.|
|Lights for night skiing.||
|Closeup of the snowguns.|
If you remember this ski area, just let us know.
Last updated: October 26, 2009
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