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Visit to Poland Spring Lost Ski Area

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Posted: Jun 05, 2004 - 5:44 AM GMT
Edited: Jun 05, 2004 - 6:16 AM GMT

Over the weekend I paid another visit to the Poland Spring Inn to search for evidence of the lost ski area on the property. The last time I was there, it was winter and I found the area and took some pics (See Nelsap). At that time any evidence was covered in snow.

This time I hit the motherload. It is actually and easy area to find. They water company has refurbished the old bottling plant (Poland Spring Preservation Society - a great place to visit) and there is a hiking trail from the parking lot that actually takes you straight to the ski area! Once you get there it is obvious. First you hit what was likely the main slope, and you can tell the new growth vs. old. If you keep walking you hit the T-bar line. The upper section of the T-bar line was actually cleared for a hiking trail and is perfectly clear and SKIABLE I found the concrete bases for the t-bar, two sets of sheeves, the unloading shack and couterweight. The lower section of the trail and t-bar line are marked "no tresspassing" (water company bottling plant is below) so I did not go there on this visit. Here are the Pics from the visit!
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Posted: Jun 07, 2004 - 12:29 AM GMT

Thanks for the pictures, there great! By the way, Welcome aboard! Look forward to your future posts.

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Posted: Jun 07, 2004 - 12:57 PM GMT

Looks like you could still bust a line thru the trees
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Posted: Jun 08, 2004 - 1:03 AM GMT

Thanks - I have logged quite a few hours on NELSAP and SJ and figured it was time to throw my hat in the ring!

If there were enough snow I think the main slope would be skiable as well. Not as grown in as one might expect after 30 + years.

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