A guide to midwest ski resorts that have opened or added new facilities since last year. New lifts are followed by their length/vertical rise/capacity per hour. Also listed are the person, place and phone number to call for further information.
This is an article from the Dec. 3, 1962 issue
Tamarack Mountain Country Club, Angola: New area with Poma double chair lift 1,200/250/800 and Pomalift 800/210/500; eleven runs, three advanced, five beginners'; snow-making equipment covers all 200 acres; ski instruction available. Natural ice-skating rink; lodge with ski shop for rentals; parking for 500 cars. Telephone Chuck Priest, Angola 665-5919.
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls: Edelweiss Lodge has added 20 rooms; cafeteria enlarged; private airport expanded to include gas, oil and hangar facilities. Telephone Chuck Moll, Boyne Falls 549-2411.
Irish Hills Sports Park, Clinton: New area with three Doppelmayr T bars 600/60/900, 710/105/1,100 and 750/165/1,150; 12 slopes (three expert, five intermediate); four instructors; snow-making equipment. Natural lake for ice-skating. Lodge with cafeteria, restaurant, ski shop for rentals. Parking for 900 cars. Telephone Bob Jackson, Onstead 461-7521.
Nub's Nob, Harbor Springs: All existing slopes widened; 1,500-foot run added; snow-making equipment doubled to cover entire area. Parking for 500 cars. Telephone Jub Sarns, Harbor Springs 423.
Pine Knob, Clarkston: New area with two Riblet double chair lifts, 1,200/200/1,200 and 1,000/154/1,200; six slopes; snow-making equipment; night skiing. Lodge, ski shop" with rentals, lounge, bar, cafeteria, restaurant, night club. Parking for 1,500 cars. Stein Eriksen, Norway's 1952 Olympic gold medal slalom winner, directs ski school. Telephone Don Riddell Jr., Clarkston, MI 4-5633.
Shanty Creek, Bellaire: New area; Heron-single chair lift 900/277/350, plus T bar; six trails. Lodge located at top of hill with 108 rooms, dining room, lounge, ski shop with rentals; heated pool; natural ice rink. Also on the property are an 18-hole golf course and an airport with 5,000-foot runway. Telephone Pete Martin, Bellaire, JE 3-3833.
Sugar Hills, Grand Rapids: New area on four separate hills covering 740 acres; two Hall T bars, 1,800/300/1,200 and 900/300/1,200; 19 open slopes with five and a half miles of runs; snow-making equipment; night skiing on three slopes. Two chalets with rathskeller, lounge, ski shop for rentals. Parking for 500 cars; motorized ski sleds to rent; ice-skating rink. Telephone Chick Skinner, Grand Rapids 326-4620.
Devils Glen, Glen Huron: New area with Hall T bar 1,400/450/100; rope tow; five trails and nursery slope. Ski shop, repair and rental; chalet with restaurant. Austrian Toni Spiss directs ski school. Telephone Don Essen, Devils Glen 2331.
Horseshoe Valley, Barrie: New area with Hall T bar 1,200/315/900; four rope tows; five trails; beginners' slope; night skiing. Parking for 800 cars. Ski shop, repair and rental; chalet with restaurant. Telephone Bill Lohuaru, Barrie, PA 8-7573.
Mansfield Skiways, Mansfield: New area has two Mueller T bars 1,500/350/600 and 900/130/900; main hill is open slope of half mile with vertical rise of 350; sheltered woodland trails. Ski shop, rental and repair; chalet with lunch bar. Telephone Hector Lloyd, Mansfield, EV 79 R 22.
Rainbow Ridge, Bracebridge: New area with Hall T bar 900/250/1,200; four runs, all open hill; skiing on Saturday nights. Parking for 500 cars. Ski shop with rental and repairs; chalet with restaurant. Telephone Rainbow Ridge Ski Resort, Bracebridge 645-4431.
Skee-Hi, Kintore: New area in Cobble Hills with two T bars 1,000/150/800 and 1,000/150/800; rope tow; three slopes; snow-making equipment on all trails; night skiing. Parking for 2,000 cars. Ski shop, repair and rental; chalet with restaurant. Telephone Wesley Wallace, Skee-Hi, Kintore.
Sundridge, Sundridge: New area designed for family skiing and recreation with beginners' and intermediate trails only. Pomalift 700/155/800; large open slope with four trails. Chalet with restaurant; ski shop, rental and repair; toboggan area; skating rink; parking for 100 cars. Telephone Hotel Bernard, Sundridge 384-5371.
Camp Fortune, seven miles north of Ottawa: Pomalift 1,600/250/1,000; intermediate trail; widened beginners' slopes; snow-making equipment for two trails. Telephone John Clifford, Hull, PR 1-6285.
EAST AND WEST DEVELOPMENTS
Following are some of the major ski resorts in the East and West that are opening this season or hare added new facilities.
Alta Ski Resort, Alta, Utah: Heron double chair lift 5,200/860/750 services 300-acre beginners' slope. Telephone Chick Morton, Alta 4.
Arizona Snow Bowl, Flagstaff, Ariz.: Riblet double chair lift 7,000/2,100/600; Pomalift 2,700/750/800: 12 miles of new trails. Lodge remodeled. Telephone Buzz Bainbridge, Flagstaff, PR 4-4331.
Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen, Colo.: Savio double chair lift 6,000/1,250/900; five trails; overall ski area increased 10 times. Building for ski school and nursery. Fred Iselin directs ski school. Telephone Buttermilk Mountain Ski Corporation, Aspen 925-3170.
Cannon Mountain, Franconia Notch, N.H.: Biggest expansion program in 25 years of operation; two Roebling double chair lifts 5,100/1,150/900 and 1,830/625/ 900; Penney T bar 1,300/400/800; six trails spread over 60 acres; existing trails widened. Telephone Bill Norton, Franconia 823-5563.
Crested Butte, Crested Butte, Colo.: Telecar gondola lift 7,500/2,000/850; Roebling J bar 550/150/700; 15 to 20 miles of new trails. Lower area has building with sports shop, rentals and repairs, photo shop, first aid room and warming house. Air shuttle service to be set up to Aspen, 22 air miles away. Telephone Richard Eflin, Crested Butte 2791.
Crystal Mountain, Snoqualmie National Forest, Wash.: New area on Mt. Rainier with Riblet double chair lifts, lower section 3,690/1,013/1,200, upper section 3,570/ 1,417/1,200; Murray-Latta T bar; seven rope tows; 13 trails and open slopes, with one third of the area above timberline. Two-story lodge with cafeteria, ski shop, first aid room. Parking lot for 1,200 to 1,500 cars. Jack Nagel, member of 1952 U.S. Olympic team, directs ski school and special program for junior racers. Telephone Jack Nagel, Enumclaw, TA 5-4479.
Heavenly Valley, South Tahoe, Calif.: Installing aerial tramway that will carry passengers to the top in less than four minutes. The Heron tram 4,000/1,600/400 will be completed Dec. 15. Telephone Wally Rothgeb, South Tahoe, KI 4-6456.
Killington, Sherburne, Vt.: New Rams Head development includes: Poma double chair lift 6,600/1,400/900; three intermediate trails, all over a mile long; one novice trail. Base lodge with restaurant, ski shop, rentals, ski-in snack bar and ticket windows. Karl Pfeiffer of Salzburg, Austria takes over as ski school director. Telephone Preston Leete Smith, Sherburne 422-3333.
Magic Mountain, Londonderry, Vt.: Hans Thorner's idea of a Swiss village is now a reality, with 14 chalets (ranging in cost from 512,000 to 560,000), four motels and a two-acre skating pond. New Pohlig double chair lift 5,500/1,500/1,000; four trails over mile long with 1,500 foot vertical drops; open glade. Swiss lodge expanded; parking for 400 cars. Telephone Hans Thorner, Londonderry, VA 4-6373.
Missoula Snow Bowl, Missoula, Mont.: Riblet double chair lift 5,200/2,000/546; five slopes, two for beginners. Two lodges, one adjacent to the parking lot, smaller A-Frame at the top of the chair lift. Parking area for 350 cars. Telephone Dave Flaccus, Missoula 549-8596.
Mt. Sunapee, Newbury, N.H.: Two Roebling double chair lifts 6,700/1,500/900 and 2,000/450/900; single Roebling chair lift made into double chair 3,000/950/900; Rob-bins T bar 500/100/600; three intermediate trails all joined to existing ones. Telephone Joe Ryan, New London 526-4062.
Pico Peak, Rutland, Vt.: Staedeli double chair lift 4,000/1,300/900 serves lower half of 9,000-foot tandem lifts to the top of Big Pico Peak. Doppelmayr T bar 1,700/350/ 800 replaces faulty one built about six years ago. Cafeteria enlarged. Telephone Don Rosenburg, Rutland 773-7140.
Sierra Blanca, Ruidoso, New Mexico: Pohlig four-passenger gondola lift 8,200/1,670/600; trails improved. Six-spired restaurant with sun decks, ski shop, rentals. Telephone Kingsbury Pitcher, Ruidoso, CL 7-6535.
Snowmass Ridge, Aspen, Colo.: New area located on Baldy Mountain with 10,000 acres of wide-open powder skiing; two Track-master Sno-Cats serve area on reservation basis; each group of 10 accompanied by ski patrolman—$10 for two runs. Telephone Aspen Ski Corporation Sports Desk, Aspen 925-3611.
Squaw Valley, Tahoe City, Calif.: Four Poma double chair lifts 4,175/800/800, 3,640/1,300/800, 3,040/900/1,100 and 820/350/1,100; Teleski lift on beginners' slope, pulls five skiers abreast. Telephone John Buckman, Tahoe City, OL 8-4211.