Jacob's Ladder
Lee, MA
Around 1947-At least 1951

According to a few guidebooks, a ski area called Jacob's Ladder operated 4.1 miles east of Lee, from around 1947 until at least 1951. Originally operating with a 750' tow and a slope and a trail, the area expanded to include 2 trails and 2 slopes by 1949. The vertical at this area was 155', with runs that had a maximum grade of 24 degrees. A ski dorm (Here U R Inn) and restaurant were located on the premises. The area was operated by Floyd Rossi.

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History by the Year

Year Lifts Trails Other Info Source
1947-1948 750' tow Belvedere Slope, 10th Division Trail (see below for details) New development, restaurant, operates daily Skier's Guide to New England 
1949 750' tow, 600' tow Trails and slopes in thick pine woods. Belvedere Slope - 0.2mi long, 155' drop, 18-100' wide, 18 degrees, north exposure, 6" of snow needed to ski, novice/interemediate, semi open. 10th Division Trail - 0.2 miles long, 155' drop, 15-40' wide, 24 degree slope, north exposure, needs 8" to ski, intermediate. Short, sporty run. Stepladder Trail - 0.2 miles long, 155' drop, 10-25' wide, 28 degrees, north exposure, needs 6" to ski, intermediate. Beginners Delight - 800' long, 1500' wide, 100' vertical, 6" needed to ski, 600' tow serves slope, novice. Located 4.1 mi east of Lee on Rte 20, restaurant, cabins, dorm for 50 persons, ski school, ski ship, patrol, operates daily MA Ski Guide
1949 800' tow, 600' beginner tow 1000' semi-open Belvedere Slope, 2 intermediate trails $1.50 a day to ski, operated daily by Floyd Rossi, Frank Presjner and Jeddy Brooks teach Arlberg Techniques, meals served at Here-U-R Inn.  

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