Silver Streak
Laurel Hill
Winsted, CT

Before 1949 - At least 1952

The Silver Streak Ski Area opened in Winsted sometime in the 1940's. It changed its name to Laurel Hill around 1948, give or take a year. Located 1 mile east of Winsted, off Rte. 44, Laurel Hill offered skiing on a 1300 foot rope tow with a 400 foot vertical drop in 1949. A 1/3 mile trail highlighted the skiing at this area. By 1952, the area had added a rope tow. Anybody know what happened after that year?

(From the World Ski Book and 51/52 Eastern Ski Map)

One NELSAP reader remembers this area: 

Anne Coloma: My father was one of the guys that ran it from 1949-sometime after 1950.  There problem was that the hill's exposure to the sun making poor snow conditions.  They had the use of a farmer's hill with the agreement to split any profits with the farmer-Mr. Holcomb.  There never were any profits

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