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ski area built by kids

post #1 of 9
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Polar Peak

Legendary effort guys. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #2 of 9
That's absolutely amazing.. The dedication and the love for the sport these guys have shown is unheard of!

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post #3 of 9
Good for them, but I would still have to enter them into the Lamest trail map contest form a couple weeks ago.
post #4 of 9
I read their site last year, very cool.

post #5 of 9
I found this little piece of text on their web site:

"Polar Peak is a private ski facility open to friends and family only."

It would seem that we don't get to go there. If so, I will ignore any reference to it from now on.
post #6 of 9
If you've ever grabbed your skis after a big storm and skied some small steep slope in suburbia, like an enbankment next to a school or something, you have to admire their efforts. Private enterprise on private property is a big part of the American Dream.

I think I saw a few private trails cut on the southside of rt.4 between Rutland, VT and Pico Mt. You can only see the trails as you drive west toward Rutland. Has anyone else seen this or was my skiers imagination impairing my vision? Before some comments... I was not alcohol impaired, I think...
post #7 of 9

I am pretty sure that what you saw was the Cochrans Ski Area. The Cochrans were a family ski "powerhouse" in the 50/60'ish era. Many of the family members were ski team/olympians and the area is still in operation.

They have a web site, so check it out. I don't think they have snow making. It's a very "kid" oriented area.

Another small VT site is Maple Valley, over by Brattleboro. Again, it's a natural snow only kinda place.
post #8 of 9
Thanks Yuki, I guess an old powderhound can smell a ski area!
post #9 of 9
Nope, it's not Cochran's. Cochran's is located in Richmond, a few miles east of Burlington and is visible from I-89. I'll have to pay closer attention next time I'm driving Route 4 toward Rutland for the place Glad is talking about.
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