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Lost Ski Area: Whittemore Hill, New Ipswich, New Hampshire - anyone heard of it?

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During the course of an ecological survey of a new conservation property in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, I encountered an old ski area on Whittemore Hill (1375' ASL; 360' of vertical, but compressed/steep). There are remnants of a rope tow and trails on the mountain, some wicked steep with nice drops. The donor told me that to the best of her recollection, it was last in operation over 60 years ago. I was unable to find any published reference. The 50-acre parcel called the Susan Bon Preserve and is privately owned and protected as forever wild as of late 2013 (it will never again be skied or logged). There is no public access at this time, but access could probably be arranged. I'm looking for any information about this site. The preserve harbors a particularly interesting floristic community and I am trying to better understand the land use history that created the site's plant mosaic.

Thanks,

Halifax

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Maybe some of these people can help.
http://www.nelsap.org/nh/kidder.html
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I have skied two areas that are now gone in NH, one is Moose Mountain, and another was Wittier Mountain.
My dad had rental house in Milton NH, the hill behind it has the remnants of an old ski area on it. It is a steep hill that had a rope tow on it. There used to be an old hotel with a train stop across HWY 26 now part of Ray's Mariner, where people would stay. I used to go inside the old hotel and explore it.
I used to like walking through the woods of NH and finding the remains of old farms, grave yards and such.

My brother is the chief of police in chief Wakefield NH, say hi when you get stopped there.
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