NELSAP Press Releases and Articles

Here's where you can find NELSAP's latest articles and press releases relating to closed ski areas.

Jan 30, 2008: NELSAP In The New York Times! NELSAP was eatured in the NY Times! Click here to view the article.

July 2004
Read all about Snow Valley, VT reopening!

January 2004
NELSAP was on NPR Weekend Edition Saturday across the country! Listen to it here.

January 2002
Tom Eastman of the Mountain Ear Newspaper, North Conway, NH, wrote a great article on NELSAP and North Conway's ski history.

February 2001
NELSAP Appeared on Channel 5 Boston's Chronicle Show! Click here for more details!

February, 2001
NELSAP's ski trip to Colorado.

October 4, 2000
NELSAP reasercher Betsy McDonough takes a look at some lost Colorado ski areas.

September 14, 2000
Read about NELSAP's first annual picnic by clicking here.

Monday, February 21, 2000

The New England Lost Ski Areas Project is pleased to announce that it will be working with the New England Ski Museum to bring you the ultimate collection of lost ski area information!  The Ski Museum, in its archives, has an absolutely huge amount of information, from brochures to books. On February 18 I scanned over 65 brochures yielding 100 historical photos, all of which will appear on this website as time progresses. A good deal of these brochures contained information which will help solve many mysteries of lost ski areas. This represents are largest injection of material and will allow the website to grow significantly. 

NELSAP and NESM both share the goal of preserving New England's skiing history. I highly encourage all readers to join the Museum, as their are many benefits. For more member information, visit their website at

December 24, 1999
Garrison Hill in Dover, NH will be reopening this year as a sledding and snowboarding park. Although there will be no lift service, old trails have been cleared and will be awaiting winter sports enthusiasts this winter. Click here for the details from

December 8, 1999

Crotched Mountain may be reopening! Here's the press release from Fresh Tracks Alpine Services:


Despite an auction scheduled for later this month, a newly formed ski company sees a "light at the end of the tunnel" in the near future of Crotched Mountain. Fresh Tracks Alpine Services (FTAS) has been working on a project to re-open the mountain as a major ski presence in New Hampshire.

"We've put together a tight business plan, proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the area is viable, and we're now seeking investment to get the project on its way", says Christopher Bradford of FTAS. FTAS has recently teamed with a local investor and has found approximately 50% of the total investment needed.

Fresh Tracks remains on track, even in the presence of the upcoming auction. "We feel the auction will have a positive outcome for us and we are still pushing toward a hopeful opening for the 2000-2001 ski season."

Crotched Mountain is a 2 peak ski resort, being the largest in southern New Hampshire.  Ski operations there ended in the early 1990's when financial troubles after an expansion forced the mountain to close.

More information, investment materials and contacts can be retrieved from the Fresh Tracks Alpine Services web site:,or by sending an email to