I hope you all are doing well. About 5 more months to ski season in the Northeast!
I am pleased to announce that my new book, Lost Ski Areas of the Southern Adirondacks, is complete, and will be printed soon. You can see the cover attached.
Kudos to the team at The History Press for the design, proofreading, and the layout of the book!
The book has 75 photos, 160 pages long, 44,000 words, and details the 38 lost areas, 3 restored, and 13 still open areas (in summary) of the Southern Adirondacks. Many photos have never been published before and will be sure to surprise you. There were far more lost areas in this region than you would have thought!
My book will be out at the end of the summer...if you are interested in a copy, please email me at email@example.com and let me know your email address. I'll then send out an email immediately once the book is available if you are interested in purchasing it. Thanks!
Southern Adirondacks? Does that include Tupper Lake? Looks like Big Tupper unfortunately will be added to the list in the near future. The so called developer, Tom Lawson has no money and no investors. He also has a growing list of contractors, suppliers and laborers who he hasn't paid and the list keeps expanding. That is in additon to the IRS tax liens against him for over a half million for not paying his income tax for 07-09. He is also way behind on his property and school taxes on all the ACR properties and his personal properties. After the developer sold off the existing snowmaking system it will be next to impossible for someone else to make a go of it even if they were given the ski area for free. Unless they win the lottery or inherit a mega fortune.
It won't include Tupper Lake...the book covers areas from Ticonderoga to Blue Mountain Lake, and west, then south to the foothills. We'll see how Big Tupper goes...it will be a very hard road for them for sure.
Raquette Lake is inside. However, there is little info on that area. Even meeting with the Raquette Lake Historian, there is just very little information on those areas. Despite that, two Raquette Lake areas are able to be visited, and one is on private property.
Just received my copy thanks. If I knew Raquette was mentioned on the cover I might have bought a couple more copies! Very interesting what I have read so far, saving the rest for my Adirondack chair by the lake.
Saving Our Ski Areas - I'm Skiing New England - or the New England Ski Area Project