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Colleges and Private School Ski Areas: New England

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Posted: Apr 13, 2007 - 4:26 PM GMT

Kent School had a tiny area served by a rope tow. It was first cleared sometime in the 50's, abandoned, then re-cleared by the newly re-formed ski team in 1967. I was part of that group that cleared and grubbed out the saplings on the two trails. We used it for practices when there was natural snow, which wasn't all that often. The area wasn't operated for too many years, since mohawk was not far away, had reliable cover (usually ice) and they offered a cheap student season pass for us.

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Posted: Apr 13, 2007 - 5:18 PM GMT

Colgate had a ski area, but I think it is closed (I'm sure someone on this board can confirm), and hasn't there been numerous threads re: St. Lawrence at one time having one.

I know NY isn't New England, but to us that live outside New England we really don't care. Plus, I think the reason for this thread is more on the lines of schools with ski areas not New England.
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Posted: Apr 13, 2007 - 6:35 PM GMT

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I know NY isn't New England, but to us that live outside New England we really don't care. Plus, I think the reason for this thread is more on the lines of schools with ski areas not New England.


Since I started this thread, I can say unequivocally, this thread is about New England. However, if you want to summarize NY separately on this thread, I won't consider that to be a hijacking of this thread.



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Posted: Apr 13, 2007 - 6:42 PM GMT
Edited: Apr 13, 2007 - 6:44 PM GMT

The Dartmouth Oak Hill lift was a J-bar.

For private NELSAP, add the Putney School in Putney VT, and the Mountain School in Vershire VT, both had rope tows.
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Posted: Apr 13, 2007 - 7:18 PM GMT

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I know NY isn't New England, but to us that live outside New England we really don't care. Plus, I think the reason for this thread is more on the lines of schools with ski areas not New England.


Since I started this thread, I can say unequivocally, this thread is about New England. However, if you want to summarize NY separately on this thread, I won't consider that to be a hijacking of this thread.

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Skidmore College in Saratoga, NY also had its own tow/slopes in the past
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Posted: Apr 16, 2007 - 11:20 AM GMT
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Based on your inputs and a once-over of NELSAP, here is 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:
Bay Path Junior College, MA: Rope
Colby, ME: T-Bar
Franklin Pierce College, NH: Rope
Green Mountain College, VT: Modified Poma
Hawthorne College, NH: Rope
Holy Cross, MA: Rope
Johnson State College, VT: ?
Lyndon State College, VT: Rope
Nichols College, MA: Rope
Norwich, VT: Chair
Oak Hill, NH (Dartmouth): J-Bar
Putney School, VT: Rope
Rutland Junior College, VT: Rope
St. Michael's College, VT: Rope
Sterling School, VT: Rope
Uconn Storrs Tow, CT: Rope (edited: 4/16)
Williams College, MA:
Windham College, Putney, Vt: Rope

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

NELSAP Private School areas:
Berkshire Christian Academy, MA: Rope
Berkshire School, MA: Rope
Brooks School, MA: Rope
Cardigan School, NH: T-Bar (corrected 4/16)
Cranwell, MA: Rope
Deerfield, MA: Rope
Dublin School, NH: Rope
Eagle Hill, MA: Rope
Eaglebrook 1 and 2, See NELSAP MA: Rope
Fay School, MA: Rope
Gould Academy, ME: Rope
Hebron Academy, ME: Rope (T-Bar purchased but never installed)
Kimball Union Academy Slope, NH: T-Bar
Monson Academy, MA: Rope
Oak Grove School, ME: Rope
Pioneer Valley Academy, MA: Rope
Renbrook School, CT: Rope (edited 4/16)
Tilton School, NH: Rope
Vermont Academy, VT: Poma
Westledge School, CT: Rope
Westminster School, CT: Rope
Wilbraham Academy, MA: Rope
Williston Academy, MA: Rope

Public School Areas operating:

NELSAP Public School areas:
Hartford School District, VT: Rope
Harwood Union School, VT: Rope
Indian Mountain School, CT: Rope
Kent School, CT: Rope
Mt. Hermon School, MA: Rope
Oxford Hills High School, ME: Rope
Portland-Lincoln PTA, VT: Rope
Wayland High School, MA: Rope
Wooster School, CT: Rope

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Posted: Apr 16, 2007 - 12:41 PM GMT

Joshua:

Cardigan School had a hill with a T-bar on it. It was operating when I was at Kimball Union in the late 70's. The hill at Franklin Pierce College(soon to be University) was operating when I was there but is now closed. We fondly referred to it as the Pimple.

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Posted: Apr 16, 2007 - 12:53 PM GMT

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What lifts were there? NELSAP says rope-tow.

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Posted: Apr 16, 2007 - 1:28 PM GMT

Renbrook is a NELSAP private school area.

UConn is a NELSAP university area.

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