New Ski Facilities

Nov. 23, 1959
Nov. 23, 1959

Table of Contents
Nov. 23, 1959

Midwest Mountains
Why The Browns Will Win
Solid Virtue
Wonderful World Of Sport
Events & Discoveries
Horse Racing
Motor Sports
Tip From The Top
Horse Show
Ski Preview
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

New Ski Facilities

Sports Illustrated presents a guide to the midwestern ski resorts that have added facilities this year. New trails are followed by their length/drop; new lifts by their length/rise/capacity (skiers per hour). In addition, the guide lists the person and number to call for further information during the season.

This is an article from the Nov. 23, 1959 issue Original Layout


Boyne Mt. Lodge, Boyne Falls: $250,000 spent on area; lodge with 100 beds constructed; 45 chairs added to 3 existing chair lifts; 2 trails cut, both 2,400/500. Tel. Chuck Moll, Boyne Falls 20.

Brule Mt., Iron River: 4,000-foot south slope, Loop-the-Loop, cleared; Pierre Chavin has returned after sabbatical year at Sun Valley to head ski school. Tel. Tom Angeli, Iron River 650.

Caberfae, Cadillac: Dopplemayr T bar 1,250/260/1,000 installed. Franz Gabl, a former Canadian Olympic coach, directs the ski school. Tel. Fred Bocks, Cadillac, Prospect 5-2676.

Grampian Mt., Oxford: $15,000 Pomalift 1,000/100/1,000 installed. Tel. Joe Kosick, Oxford, Federal 5-0819.

Hidden Valley, Gaylord: Double chair lift 1.380/270/850 added by Otsego Ski Club; admission by membership only. Tel. Ken Fisher, Gaylord, 3001.

Holiday Hills, Traverse City: Gunnar Samson now heads ski school. Hall T bar 1,000/160/800 added. Tel. Traverse City Chamber of Commerce, WI 7-5075.

Mt. Frederick, Frederic: New area; 8 1,000-foot slopes; 3 1,000-foot T bars all with 200-foot drop; 5 rope tows; two-story clubhouse has snack bar and ski shop. Tel. Al Almon, Gaylord, 1-2060.

Nub's Nob, Cross Village: Delayed almost a year by weather and construction problems, area now ready to open; double chair 1,900/450/800; 3 rope tows; 6 runs; 96-room lodge. Tel. Norm Sarns, Harbor Springs 50.

Walloon Hills, Walloon Lake: Roebling T bar 1,655/340/900 constructed. Tel. Donald Barrett, Walloon Lake, Kellogg 1-2702.


Lookout Mt., Virginia: Rope tow added to existing double chair lift; trails cut include very short expert, expert 2,000/300, beginner 4,000/200. Tel. Don Schwartz, Virginia, Sherwood 9-1510.

Lutsen Resort, Lutsen: Recently completed Pomalift 2,640/640/660 opens two new runs 4,800/640, 2,000/500; chalet enlarged. Tel. George Nelson Jr., Lutsen, Mohawk 3-7551.

Terry Peak Ski Area, Deadwood: Chair lift redesigned; 2 new shelters built; beginners' trail 2,600/800 cut. Tel. Nell Perrigoue, Deadwood Chamber of Commerce, 76.


Camp Ten, Rhinelander, Tomahawk: New area, named for one of the abandoned logging camps of the 1920s; Hall T bar 1,200/225/1,000; 5 1,300-to-1,800 trails: an intermediate and novice slope; base shelter has cafeteria and ski shop. Tel. John Bernsteen, Rhinelander, Forest 2-2620.

Gander Mt., Wilmot: Snow making equipment installed; Poma 1,150/180/800 just completed. Tel. Dan Stassheim, Wilmot, AL 1-4512.

LaCrosse, LaCrosse: Area scheduled to open December 20 with Poma 1,300/200/400. Tel. Ted Motshman, LaCrosse, 4-8653.

Mt. Telemark, Cable: Chicago American Youth Hostel built a 50-bed lodge on land donated by Owner Tony Wise; nearby Lakewood resort has added heated pool for guests. Tel. Tony Wise, Haywood, 254.

Wilmot Ski Hills, Wilmot: 2 T bars 1,000/180/1,200, 1,000/130/1,200 added to the area. Tel. Walter Stopa, Wilmot, Underhill 2-2721.


Loch Lomond Ski Area, Fort William: A neighboring hill has new T bar 2,200/650/400 completed for beginners' slope. Tel. Bill Irwin, Fort William 2-6995.

Blue Mountain Resorts, Collingwood: Poma double chair lift 3,500/720/1,000 installed on O Hill. Tel. Jose Weider, Collingwood 180 Wl.

PHOTOSKIERS pause before running down open slope at Holiday Hills near Traverse City, Mich. Traverse added a 1,000-foot lift that will handle up to 800 people an hour.