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Lost Resorts - interesting article, Mount Greylock, Washington and Mansfield

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Hey,

 

noted some earlier threads on lost resorts, the NYT has an interesting article on some eastern lost resorts ... found it fun reading:

 

http://travel.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/travel/skiing-old-trails-of-the-new-deal.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

any of these familiar to you old bears ...?????????????????????

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Hey,

 

noted some earlier threads on lost resorts, the NYT has an interesting article on some eastern lost resorts ... found it fun reading:

 

http://travel.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/travel/skiing-old-trails-of-the-new-deal.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

any of these familiar to you old bears ...?????????????????????

You might want to check out the NELSAP website.  Fascinating information.

 

http://www.nelsap.org/

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While the trails that Jonathan Mingle writes about never were resorts and might have been misplaced but never truly lost in the sense that we think about lost commercial or private ski resorts, these trail cut during the Great Depression provided the impetus for what became the modern resort base Alpine skiing we enjoy today. For a quick history of these trails and a few of the men that lead their creation I offer this link, written by one of our truly great ski journalist, David Goodman: Skiing the Legacy of the CCC.

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pretty cool, both links have some interesting info.    I suspect as noted in the article, that nothing close to this could occur today without 10 yrs of legal issue.   I had the chance to do a tour at Timberline about it's building, very very cool when one considers the era and everything was done essentially by hand.  No roads, limited (if any) electricity, etc.  

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