10 Recent Topics:

Detroit Mountain MN  by usafnav2191, Sep 17, 2014 - 2:23 AM GMT - 0 Replies

PCMR v. Talisker: judge will sign eviction order, demands mediation  by intlski, Sep 16, 2014 - 5:16 PM GMT - 98 Replies

Signs of winter  by joshua segal, Sep 16, 2014 - 10:56 AM GMT - 15 Replies

Aurora tonight!  by gimme789, Sep 16, 2014 - 12:13 AM GMT - 9 Replies

Permanently Closed Trails  by jb66, Sep 15, 2014 - 10:22 PM GMT - 18 Replies

Countdown to Opening Day 2014  by newenglandskier13, Sep 15, 2014 - 7:51 PM GMT - 16 Replies

Vermont upgrade info  by jgreco, Sep 15, 2014 - 3:14 PM GMT - 11 Replies

Guess This Open Area #29  by newenglandskier13, Sep 12, 2014 - 11:41 PM GMT - 5 Replies

Crotched Mt. Summer - Fall 2014  by joshua segal, Sep 12, 2014 - 10:25 PM GMT - 11 Replies

Thunder Ridge Lost?  by sotto, Sep 12, 2014 - 9:04 PM GMT - 2 Replies
 
 

 
  61 guests
0 members

Welcome Anonymous



Members logged in:

 
 
NELSAP.org | SkiMaps.com
 
 
Member Login
USER:   PASS:   Remember me  
Create new account | Lost password?
 
 
Home

Forums : NELSAP Discussion : NELSAP Discussion
Moderated by: Chris, nelsap, Betsy, the_hop

Anonymous posts are not allowed in this forum

Colleges and Private School Ski Areas: New England

Page: 1  2 
Author Post
joshua segal
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Jul 12, 2004

Posts: 6693

Location:
NH


Posted: Apr 12, 2007 - 1:00 PM GMT
Edited: Apr 12, 2007 - 1:20 PM GMT

The recent Dartmouth thread brings to mind that a lot of schools did at one time operate ski areas. I'll start the thread in 6-categories and as is my custom, will summarize it from time-to-time:

College areas operating:
Dartmouth, NH: Chair
Middlebury, VT: Chair

NELSAP College Areas:
Colby, ME: T-Bar
Norwich, VT: Chair

Private High School areas operating:
Blackwater, Proctors Academy, NH: T-Bar

NELSAP Private High School areas:
Cardigan School, NH: Rope
Dublin School, NH: Rope

Public School Areas operating:

NELSAP Public School areas:

__________
Joshua Segal
djspookman
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Nov 05, 2004

Posts: 1067

Location:
Jericho, VT / Westmoreland, NH



Posted: Apr 12, 2007 - 1:10 PM GMT
Edited: Apr 12, 2007 - 1:11 PM GMT

Vermont Technical College Ski Tow! (Randolph, VT)

It was running last I knew.. but i'm not sure anymore..

dave

__________
Skiing is life......
professor
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Sep 08, 2004

Posts: 229

Location:
Vermont


Posted: Apr 12, 2007 - 1:13 PM GMT
Edited: Apr 13, 2007 - 4:03 PM GMT

A huge percentage of the private boarding schools in Northern New England once operated small areas, and would fit into the NELSAP private school category. Many of these are currently listed on NELSAP.

Then there is the whole other topic of private secondary school ski academies, such as the Stratton School, Burke Academy, Killington School, and GMV (Green Mountain Valley?) School, which are associated with large, active resort mountains.

Norwich University and Williams College are also the sites of a college NELSAP areas. Dartmouth used to operate the Oak Hill area in town in Hanover. Middlebury had a ski area in town on Chipman hill, which was never lift served - it was the site of ski jumping for many years (the old hill can still be seen clearly, minus any hardware), and carnival races during WWII when they couldn't afford the gas to get up to the Snow Bowl.
skizilla
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Aug 05, 2004

Posts: 471

Location:
suffield, ct



Posted: Apr 12, 2007 - 1:13 PM GMT

the eaglebrook school has an area. I have always wanted to ski it. Does anyone know if it is everopen to the public

__________
There is no truth only coercion of opinion
DrJeff
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Apr 29, 2002

Posts: 1014

Location:



Posted: Apr 12, 2007 - 1:15 PM GMT

Quote:
the eaglebrook school has an area. I have always wanted to ski it. Does anyone know if it is everopen to the public


That will probably fall into its own category of private middle schools with its own ski area!
shpride
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Jan 10, 2006

Posts: 350

Location:
Flatlands, MA



Posted: Apr 12, 2007 - 1:15 PM GMT

Is Eagle Brook still open?
joshua segal
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Jul 12, 2004

Posts: 6693

Location:
NH


Posted: Apr 12, 2007 - 1:16 PM GMT

Let's change the topic slightly to make it a minimum of a T-Bar to qualify for the list. That will eliminate Dublin and Cardigan from further consideration; as well as many of the one "professor" alluded to.

__________
Joshua Segal
rocket21
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Sep 13, 2001

Posts: 8888

Location:
USA



Posted: Apr 12, 2007 - 1:28 PM GMT

Quote:
Is Eagle Brook still open?


The ski area closes at the beginning of March when the students go on spring break. Back when I was there, once a year the ski area was opened to local residents.

There's a nice variety of terrain there, supported by snowmaking and grooming and serviced by a Doppelmayr double chair (purchased from Wachusett).

__________
NewEnglandSkiHistory.com
DrJeff
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Apr 29, 2002

Posts: 1014

Location:



Posted: Apr 12, 2007 - 4:25 PM GMT
Edited: Apr 12, 2007 - 4:29 PM GMT

I think Eaglebrook is the ski area most famous for being know as the "what ski area is that?" as you're driving up/down I-91 by Greenfield
photogf128
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Apr 10, 2004

Posts: 2679

Location:
MRV Vermont



Posted: Apr 12, 2007 - 4:40 PM GMT

Windham College, Putney, Vt ran a rope tow on a hill behind the dorms in the late 60's, early 70's. We called it Freak Peak. The Spring Carnival we held featured a Gelande and Beer Slalom. I did both but my memory is alittle fuzzy....

__________
facebook.com/profile.php?id=1454198707#!/pages/American-Photoart-Gallery/90884206988
kayaker
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Feb 26, 2002

Posts: 483

Location:


Posted: Apr 12, 2007 - 5:41 PM GMT

Quote:
Let's change the topic slightly to make it a minimum of a T-Bar to qualify for the list.


I know you said T-bar, but I documented a rope tow area at Holy Cross a few years ago. Holy Cross could be added to NELSAP College areas. I had a post about this a few years ago and pictures are in my gallery.
shenty
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Oct 17, 2005

Posts: 918

Location:
Bedford NH - New London, NH



Posted: Apr 12, 2007 - 6:14 PM GMT

The only reason why I know about this one is because I saw it on nelsap.org and it came up in conversation when I was talking to a KUA faculty member about their ski program.

Kimball Union Academy Slope

__________
There's no waiting for friends on a powder day.
Bill29
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Dec 19, 2002

Posts: 2498

Location:


Posted: Apr 12, 2007 - 6:24 PM GMT

Quote: "I know you said T-bar, but I documented a rope tow area at Holy Cross a few years ago. Holy Cross could be added to NELSAP College areas. I had a post about this a few years ago and pictures are in my gallery."

That's correct. Holy Cross had a rope tow on the east side of campus. Couldn't have had more than 100 or so feet of vertical.

And if we're going to break the rope tow rule so soon, Nichols College in Dudley, Mass., used to set up a rope tow on a slope behind the old gym. It ran off an old automobile engine. It had a vertical of maybe 90 to 100 feet. That was when Nichols still was a junior college and before the new gym was built and the new football field and track were put in. It's a NELSAP area.
summitchallenger
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Dec 16, 2005

Posts: 531

Location:



Posted: Apr 12, 2007 - 11:52 PM GMT

Quote:
Vermont Technical College Ski Tow! (Randolph, VT)

It was running last I knew.. but i'm not sure anymore..

dave


Yes it is. Saw pics from the local paper.

ODDfreakPERSON
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Apr 23, 2003

Posts: 603

Location:
Northeastern Massachusetts



Posted: Apr 13, 2007 - 12:48 AM GMT

Brooks School in North Andover MA had a ski area and i believe Lyndon State College VT had one too.

__________
- Chris
joshua segal
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Jul 12, 2004

Posts: 6693

Location:
NH


Posted: Apr 13, 2007 - 11:15 AM GMT
Edited: Apr 13, 2007 - 11:39 AM GMT

Based on your inputs, the summary list includes rope tows. A few with question marks, I don't know what kind of lift operated.

College areas operating:
Dartmouth, NH: Chair
Middlebury, VT: Chair
Vermont Technical College, VT: ?

NELSAP College Areas:
Colby, ME: T-Bar
Holy Cross, MA: Rope
Lyndon State College, VT: ?
Nichols College, MA: Rope
Norwich, VT: Chair
Oak Hill, NH (Dartmouth):
Williams College, MA:
Windham College, Putney, Vt: Rope

Private School areas operating:
Blackwater, Proctors Academy, NH: T-Bar
Eaglebrook, MA: Chair

NELSAP Private School areas:
Brooks School, MA: ?
Cardigan School, NH: Rope
Dublin School, NH: Rope
Kimball Union Academy Slope, NH: T-Bar

Public School Areas operating:

NELSAP Public School areas:

__________
Joshua Segal
rocket21
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Sep 13, 2001

Posts: 8888

Location:
USA



Posted: Apr 13, 2007 - 11:33 AM GMT

Eaglebrook isn't actually a high school, it's grades 6-9.

Another addition would be Deerfield Academy (Secondary School - Rope Tow, NELSAP)

__________
NewEnglandSkiHistory.com
djspookman
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Nov 05, 2004

Posts: 1067

Location:
Jericho, VT / Westmoreland, NH



Posted: Apr 13, 2007 - 12:34 PM GMT

Quote:
Based on your inputs, the summary list includes rope tows. A few with question marks, I don't know what kind of lift operated.

College areas operating:
Dartmouth, NH: Chair
Middlebury, VT: Chair
Vermont Technical College, VT: ?

NELSAP College Areas:
Colby, ME: T-Bar
Holy Cross, MA: Rope
Lyndon State College, VT: ?
Nichols College, MA: Rope
Norwich, VT: Chair
Oak Hill, NH (Dartmouth):
Williams College, MA:
Windham College, Putney, Vt: Rope

Private School areas operating:
Blackwater, Proctors Academy, NH: T-Bar
Eaglebrook, MA: Chair

NELSAP Private School areas:
Brooks School, MA: ?
Cardigan School, NH: Rope
Dublin School, NH: Rope
Kimball Union Academy Slope, NH: T-Bar

Public School Areas operating:

NELSAP Public School areas:


Vermont Tech is a rope tow, and the hill (i'm guessing here) is about a 150' vert drop. (many drunken sledding/hiking nights out there make my vertical drop guess a mystery)

Dave

__________
Skiing is life......
shenty
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Oct 17, 2005

Posts: 918

Location:
Bedford NH - New London, NH



Posted: Apr 13, 2007 - 3:45 PM GMT
Edited: Apr 13, 2007 - 4:03 PM GMT

Quote:
Brooks School in North Andover MA had a ski.


Are you sure? Any idea where it might have been? If it was on campus, the only place I could see it would be over by the "Mean Machine" (a big hill by the lake about 150 feet near the boat houses). I went to Brooks in the late 70s and there was never any mention of a ski hill. I also pulled out my Brooks @ 50 written in 1978 by the original headmaster for 45 years; and there isn't any mention of a ski hill.

ED: Looking at the NELSAP page (where I should have started) it sounded like there was something nearby. However when I was there we never went over there. Actually I never went on any school sponsored trips.

__________
There's no waiting for friends on a powder day.
rstuthill
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Apr 03, 2005

Posts: 1784

Location:
Bolton, CT


Posted: Apr 13, 2007 - 4:19 PM GMT

UConn, Westminster.

Page: 1  2 

Wednesday September 17, 2014
Home : Privacy Policy : Terms of Use

Header image: Crotched Mountain (NH)

All logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owner.
© Copyright 2001-2006 by SnowJournal.com -- All Rights Reserved.

Network Services by Intercarve Networks
Powered by SnowFlake Content Management System - Version 1.0-beta5.2 (private)