Turner's Rope Tow
Charlotte, VT
Late 1970's

NOTE: This lost ski area appears to be on private property. Please respect the property owners and DO NOT TRESPASS!

Thanks to Gary Allen, we now know of this ski area that operated in Charlotte. It was a small, private area, located on the side of Mount Philo. Here are his details:

"Mr. Turner asked Murray Foote in Charlotte if he could put a rope tow on a piece of land across the street from his house for his son Glenn and daughter Laura to ski on. We were invited over to ski one day. It was quite a challenge to grab the rope with soggy mittens and be whisked up a 100' to the top of a small hill and be able to ski powder and moguls on a farm pasture."

Mr. Allen later wrote back with a few more details:

"The Turner's Rope Tow was in the late 70's.  It was just prior to the wonderful James Sunday case.  Mr. Turner ran it for a couple of seasons.  It was a lot of work and there was no money in the operation.  Just a family car and a lot of labor and love." It sure was fun to pound those bumps on a farm pasture

If you remember this ski area, just let us know.

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