Snow White
Charlemont, MA

Snow White was a small ski area located on Rte 8a in Charlemont. It had 2 rope rope tows, 800 and 1000 feet long, serving a north facing slope and intermediate/beginner trails. They had a ski school, rented equipment and had a canteen.

Thanks to Esther Purinton, we now know the full story of this ski area that operated in Charlemont. Here's what she has to say:

"The land was leased for 5 years from my grandfather Bert White by Phelps Ingersol of Middletown, CT. He was the President of Wilcox, Crittenden and Co., Inc. shich made marine equipment/hardware. Mr. Ingersol's secretary during the time of Snow White was Loretta Krauth who later became Mrs. Ingersol. The area opened in 1948 and closed at the end the season in 1952 at which time Mr. Ingersol did not renew the lease with my grandfather".

Esther sent NELSAP some terrific photos of the area. Here's the Snow White Photo Album:

The base lodge

Near the ski rackk

A view of the two rope tows

Bert White at wheel of tractor, and son Bob.

Duncan Fordyce remembers skiing here: My very first time on skis was in 1947 at Snow White. My father had learned to ski on Mt. Royal (no lift) while getting his PhD at McGill in the 1930's. As a Canadian, he thought that at least his oldest child (me) should learn something about skiing and off we went to Snow White where one of his friends was on the Ski Patrol and showed me the ropes (literally) by guiding his 5 year old pupil down the slope between his legs. It was only after visiting NELSAP that I realized that Snow White was a very short-lived ski area.

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