|Pinetop (not the one
in RI) was a small ski area located near Brattleboro, Vermont. It
started in the mid 1940's with a few rope tows and a few trails, and eventually
created a Tiny Tot tow. It had a decent vertical drop for a rope
tow only area (400 feet), with 4 slopes and trails. It probably closed
in the mid 1960's. My friend Dave Kirk, whose uncle used to live near this area,
has told me that nothing is left.
Here's a picture of the rope tow at Pine Top, provided by Tim Ingalls. Notice the relatively small packed area to ski.
Pine Top by the Year
(Vermont Life Article by Fred Van de Water)
Here's a picture of the Pinetop slope. "Track! At left a skier on Pinetop slope in Vernon"
(Eastern Ski Map)
2 Tows, 2 slopes, 2 trails
Novice through expert, ski school, patrol
(New England Ski Guide)
Here, skiers enjoy night skiing at Pine Top.
(Vermont Life Article by Murray Hoyt)
"And if you're children are very young indeed, the Pine Top Area may be just what you're looking for. It has pioneered a Tiny Tot Tow which is a specialty with them. Children as young as 3 1/2 ride it and becomes experts at their own small ski area."
Top of lift elevation:
Vertical: 400 feet
New enlarged warming hut.
Here's what The Colorado Skier found:
(Brattleboro), [very obscure], Located 9 miles south of Brattleboro
on VT 142 near the town of Vernon in So. Vernon. “On the premises
of Stonehurst on Huckle Hill”.
Vertical Drop: 300 ft Lifts: 3 rope tows
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