Thanks to Brian Lindner, the, President of the Waterbury, VT Historical Society, Inc, we now know of this ski area which operated for just one year in the town of Waterbury.
Brian has found several articles and pictures which describe this ski area. Here they are, as they describe the area perfectly:
The rope tow at Perry Hill. Mt. Mansfield in background.
Jan. 21 1938 Burlington Free Press
WATERBURY DEDICATES NEW
SKI TOW TODAY
(Special to the Free Press)
WATERBURY, Jan. 21.Waterbury will dedicate its ski tow,
latest addition to winter sports
The ski tow is located on Perry Hill about one mile from
Waterbury village. It is 1,000 feet in length, with a vertical drop of 225 feet
on a 19 degree maximum slope. The tow is equipped with the latest type overhead
And here's an article describing the events of that weekend:
NEWS OF WATERBURY SKI TOW
The Open House at the Waterbury Ski Tow held Saturday and
Sunday the 22nd and 23rd, was a decided success. There were about about seventy
skiers on the slope Saturday and over one hundred there Sunday.
The Ski Tow is 1,000 feet long, has a vertical drop of 225
feet and a 19 degree maximum slope. The Tow is equipped with the latest type
overhead rope with individual hangars.
The Ski Tow is located about a mile and a quarter northeast from the Waterbury Railroad
Station and there is a good automobile road to the slope.
On Saturday and Sunday there were many skiers present not
alone amateurs but expert skiers as well and very favorable comments were made
on the slope, on the Tow and on the general layout of the slope.
The unpacked area was in excellent skiing condition as far
as climatic conditions permitted and many skiers enjoyed the unpacked area and
found that skiing was as enjoyably appreciated on the unpacked slope as well
which gave them a wide territory to explore and enjoy.
This ski area did not last long. In fact, Brian hypothesizes (me too) that the rope tow was taken from this area and moved to the Pinnacle Park Skiland, which opened the following year. For information on that area, click here.
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