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post #61 of 73
[quote=teachskiljp]Yes, #1 is Bousquet! I knew that you would know! Nice Job!

He cheated, he ski's there.
post #62 of 73
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[quote=Bryan]
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Originally Posted by teachskiljp
Yes, #1 is Bousquet! I knew that you would know! Nice Job!

He cheated, he ski's there.
True, but one can ski at an area and have absolutely NO CLUE about the area's history.
post #63 of 73
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Area #9
  • Austria Count Felix Schaffgotsch selected my location.
  • In addition to building me, my founder was interested in banking, shipbuilding, railroads and international finance.
  • President Roosevelt named my founder administrator of the World War II Lend-Lease program. He acted as an envoy for President Roosevelt to London and Moscow,coordinating aid efforts.
  • My first lift was completed on schedule and under budget, so an octagon shaped building was built part way up the mountain.
  • In my early years I attracted a good many wealthy folks.
  • When I finally opened James Curran’s invention was put to the test.
  • My founder was elected Governor of New York but lost a reelection bid to Nelson Rockefeller.
  • When WWII broke out I became a Naval hospital, after the war I became more budget conscious and so did my clientele.

post #64 of 73
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Area #10

-Baron Hubert Von Pantz came to America to escape the Nazis and was enchanted by my slopes and impressed by the skiing here.
-He founded me.
-He wanted to build a club similar to one he had a hand in while living in Austria.
-Much of my early development costs were absorbed by Bolivian tin heiress Madame Patino.
-My base area, including an Inn, had a Tyrolian flavor to it.
-One year, in a high wind, the roof blew off my Inn. ( It had been nailed down instead of bolted)

-My owner hired Dorothy Crossley as a photographer to take pictures of the guests for press releases to be published in big city papers.
-I was a real happening place and many famous, wealthy people came to visit me. Dorothy even got a picture of Lucielle Ball at one of my Chalets.
-A former olympian lead my ski school and her husband (also a former olympian) lead the ski school at a near by area.
-The final "official" skiers schussed my trails in the early part of the 80's
-Part of a famous CCC Racing Trail passed through my area.
-Many skiers still ski my trails even though I am closed...some use lifts from a nearby area, others earn them.
-There has been some talk of my trails becoming part of a nearby area.
post #65 of 73
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Originally Posted by teachskiljp
Area #9
  • Austria Count Felix Schaffgotsch selected my location.
  • In addition to building me, my founder was interested in banking, shipbuilding, railroads and international finance.
  • President Roosevelt named my founder administrator of the World War II Lend-Lease program. He acted as an envoy for President Roosevelt to London and Moscow,coordinating aid efforts.
  • My first lift was completed on schedule and under budget, so an octagon shaped building was built part way up the mountain.
  • In my early years I attracted a good many wealthy folks.
  • When I finally opened James Curran’s invention was put to the test.
  • My founder was elected Governor of New York but lost a reelection bid to Nelson Rockefeller.
  • When WWII broke out I became a Naval hospital, after the war I became more budget conscious and so did my clientele.
I'm going to guess Sun Valley. The octagon shaped building sounds like the Roundhouse restaurant on the River Run side of the mountain.
post #66 of 73
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Originally Posted by Gnarlito
I'm going to guess Sun Valley. The octagon shaped building sounds like the Roundhouse restaurant on the River Run side of the mountain.
I made this one too easy! You got it!

How about the other one? Any guesses on #10
post #67 of 73
I'm going to guess Mitterskill (not sure if I spelled it right even.) for #10
post #68 of 73
I lived in Ketchum for a year, but I didn't know the history of the Roundhouse.
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Originally Posted by teachskiljp
I made this one too easy! You got it!
post #69 of 73
# 10 Cannon ?
post #70 of 73
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Originally Posted by crank
I'm going to guess Mitterskill (not sure if I spelled it right even.) for #10
Yes, #10 is Mittersill, and it's neighbor is Cannon. There is some talk about expanding Cannon to include the former Mittersill Trails...but this talk has been going on for a while. Here is a vintage Cannon/Mittersill Map:
http://teachski.com/brochures/cannonmt/cannonmittersillsm.jpg
post #71 of 73
Bump

#11
- I was originally formed by a man named Ward Creech and a group of local volunteers in 1955
- My original name was Buck Hills
- One of my slopes is still named for my original name
-The name I currently have was given to me in 1960 when purchased by investors
- I had a double chair, poma lift and 6 electric rope tows, in my beginnings
- To help with year round income, my first 9 hole golf course was built in 1977.
post #72 of 73
Crystal Mountain!!!
post #73 of 73
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Originally Posted by Tsavo View Post
Crystal Mountain!!!
You are correct!
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