Truly an experience that would put Deer Valley to shame and indeed, it has been rough on me since trying to replicate the experience.
Belle Mountain, just south of Lambertville NJ and it's awe inspiring vistas of the 100 car parking lot and power line tower will be etched in my soul.
The smell of the wood smoke from the 55 gallon drum they kept burning in front of the office trailer; had a charm and glow unsurpassed by any of those fancy central fire pits like "The Loaf" or other such "pretenders". And if you really wanted to get warm, your car heater was only moments away.
The sound and feeling you had would rival any of John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" crap. The rope tow shredding your cheap gloves as it yanked your shoulder out of it's socket as it wisked you that 190 vertical feet to the summit will never be forgotten.
And .... since it was only like seventy five cents for a student night ticket skiing like every night was an option. And that is how some of us got "good" .... we put a lot of cheap miles on snow night after night.
resort ... ya' killin me heah!
Oh yeah! The food! Mom made a wicked good roast beef or ham sammich, that & a thermos of hot choc with real milk with the car radio on to .... and your .. oops ... this is a family site.