Thanks to K. Lamson, we know have some information about the Whirl Away Ski Area in Chelsea.
got your web site from a recent edition of "The Burlington Free
Press," and got on this morning to check it briefly. I know of
another lost ski area in Vermont. In the late 1940's/early 1950's the town
of Chelsea, Vermont had a ski area called Whirl Away Ski. My father was
one of the original stockholders and as I recall, came up with the name of it.
I remember my mother saying that she wanted to invest in the town's new grocery
store, but my father thought the ski area would do better. They invested a
small amount in the ski area, which went out of business, and the grocery store
is still there!
It was a rope tow at the southern end of the village.
My father took a home movie of it in operation. I probably still have the
movie in the collection of things that I inherited.
there are many people in Chelsea who remember it. As I recall, one person
in the movie that my father made was Fred Cahill, the local barber, who I think
is still there."
Does anyone else remember this one?
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