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post #91 of 119
Hmm, these are probably the smallest I've skied at...

North-South ski bowl in northern Idaho. ( probably 200 vertical feet )
Applalachain ski area between Boone and Blowing rock, NC ( something like 300 vertical feet. )

The small ones that are any good probably would be... ( I guess they really aren't that small, but compared to snowbird they are )

Anthony Lakes ski area near North Powder, OR.
Pomerrelle near Albion Idaho.
post #92 of 119
They are closed now ... I think, but Temple Mt.

It was nice n close too ...
post #93 of 119
Echo Summit, California. It was a 2 lift resort.
post #94 of 119
Ski Round TOP... I've seen telephone poles with more verticle feet than that place.
post #95 of 119
Camp Arrowhead in Marlboro New Jersey. It was a YMCA and our family swim club in the summer. It had a rope tow, probably < 50' vertical and < 300' long. No snowmaking either. It's hard to imagine anything smaller in acreage or vertical than this place. If it wasn't icy, you had to pedal to go downhill.
post #96 of 119
Boone Iowa about 1978 - I don't recall the name of the hill. Small hill, I recall only a few turns were necessary to get down. One rope tow – a tractor lifted on blocks, the rope went around the wheel, and the safety rope was tired to the distributor wire on the tractor motor. Fun.
post #97 of 119
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Originally Posted by Tbarb View Post
Near Bottineau, ND, 10-15 sec top to bottom depending on how many turns you could manage. Cost a couple dollars and a pair of gloves per day on the rope tow back in early 70's. Wonder if it's still there, forget if it had a name.
Bottineau Winter Park:
http://www.skibwp.com/aboutus.htm

For more North Dakota skiing, there's Huff Hills, south of Mandan:
http://www.huffhills.com/?id=14&page=Amenities

Frostfire, on the Canadian border, near Walhalla:
http://frostfireskiarea.com/about.htm

But the smallest I've skied is Buena Vista, near Bemidji, MN:
http://www.bvskiarea.com/facts.html
post #98 of 119
I'm pretty sure I've skied every resort in Tahoe, but I don't have a single recollection or memory of Soda Springs or Tahoe Ski Ranch.

I do, however, remember skiing Tahoe/Donner. Twice. On New Year's Eve with flares. I have never skied that resort during the day, so my concept of what it looks like is terribly skewed.

The only other "small" resort I've ridden is the Midlothian Ski Center in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Astroturf, with two runs, a halfpipe, and a single lift!

http://www.amc-comm.demon.co.uk/midlothi.htm

According to that site the "largest" of the hills is 400meters long.
post #99 of 119
Grew up at Cazenovia Ski Club, Cazenovia, NY, 400 vertical feet, two rope tows, one t-bar (worked when it wasn't blowing up), no snowmaking..heck, no running water (I still have nightmares about the freezing outhouses), no cafeteria (a hot pot of water in the adults a-frame (kids got to use the wax hut))...oh...and it's STILL that way (except they have one headco gun now and a pond)
post #100 of 119
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Klein Innsbruck (franklin, MA) http://www.nelsap.org/ma/klein.html

It was almost in my back yard.
I skied here the winter before they closed - it just across town from me.
post #101 of 119
100 foot vertical: Earl Bales Park. In the center of Toronto -- you can get there by public transit from several subways. It's NOT out of town at all.
post #102 of 119
Powder Springs! aka Mt McKenzie out of Revelstoke.
What a day that was. Was staying in the lovliest youth hostel in north america. My room mate (as in bed room) was a very dishy Danish chap. So we drove to the local ski area, and we skiied it. It was closing day and most of Revelstoke was there, having fun, and it was somewhat silly.

They had a chair lift, an old double, called The Powder Slug Express and it was. A slug. The runs had inspirational names like Vail, Mammoth, Deer Valley etc but they were just runs cut straight down the hill. So we skiied them all. they had a terrain park which was actually an obstacle course, complete with doors in frames which opened (and closed).
end of the day was a bar run by the locals, on the porch watchign the local kids with the park they'd built that day with shovels.

One of the best days ever, it was really something. In fact, here's the story and pictures:
http://www.snowant.com/trips/99/week3/wk3pt2.htm
post #103 of 119
Place caled Granlibachen (sp?) near Tahoe City. About 45 years ago. Recall it as a single hill, one rope tow, maybe 400 feet vert.
post #104 of 119
Not the smallest but still; Hammarybacken just in outskirts of Stockholm, capital of Sweden, less then 100m vertical drop :-) and you could ski in the lights of the city, have your afterski in the city.
http://www.freeride.se/member/photolarge.php?id=19446
post #105 of 119
Charnita, PA
post #106 of 119
The aptly named Little Ski Hill, in McCall, Idaho (http://www.littleskihill.org/). One T-Bar, night skiing on Friday nights (at least they used to), and tons of Central Idaho charm...
post #107 of 119
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Originally Posted by ant View Post
Powder Springs! aka Mt McKenzie out of Revelstoke.
What a day that was. Was staying in the lovliest youth hostel in north america. My room mate (as in bed room) was a very dishy Danish chap. So we drove to the local ski area, and we skiied it. It was closing day and most of Revelstoke was there, having fun, and it was somewhat silly.

They had a chair lift, an old double, called The Powder Slug Express and it was. A slug. The runs had inspirational names like Vail, Mammoth, Deer Valley etc but they were just runs cut straight down the hill. So we skiied them all. they had a terrain park which was actually an obstacle course, complete with doors in frames which opened (and closed).
end of the day was a bar run by the locals, on the porch watchign the local kids with the park they'd built that day with shovels.

One of the best days ever, it was really something. In fact, here's the story and pictures:
http://www.snowant.com/trips/99/week3/wk3pt2.htm
Ant!

Welcome back my friend!

Shall we all be looking forward to some updated www.snowant.com this season then?
post #108 of 119
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Ski Round TOP... I've seen telephone poles with more verticle feet than that place.

Roundtop rocks. The last time I skied was at Roundtop.
post #109 of 119
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Originally Posted by hrstrat57 View Post
Ant!

Welcome back my friend!

Shall we all be looking forward to some updated www.snowant.com this season then?
Heya!

Well, I was going to update the site, several times, but fell asleep while thinking about it. Our ski season ends this weekend, and I haven't been skiing all season... again.

A bad trend is setting here. This Australian summer, I shall grow tomatoes for the first time since 1999. And I'm very happy about that.
post #110 of 119
"Place caled Granlibachen (sp?) near Tahoe City. About 45 years ago. Recall it as a single hill, one rope tow, maybe 400 feet vert."

It's still there and I believe they have 2 tows!

The ESA Tahoe folks stayed there last season, if I'm not mistaken. Not sure if they enjoyed the 400 vert or not, though.
post #111 of 119
Roundtop is better than no skiing at all. But it ain't much.
post #112 of 119
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Originally Posted by BigE View Post
100 foot vertical: Earl Bales Park. In the center of Toronto -- you can get there by public transit from several subways. It's NOT out of town at all.
...so you actually skied there? :-)

( I skied there too, but I'm too ashamed to admit it :-))
post #113 of 119
Pomerelle, Idaho. Fun place, mostly flatish but we found some goodies in the trees. Locals wear blue jeans, gawk at flashy new skis and asked us "Are you really from Park City?!?" Burger, fries, soda was $5 or less if I remember correctly. I'd go back if I were passing through and it was snowing.
post #114 of 119
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post
Place caled Granlibachen (sp?) near Tahoe City. About 45 years ago. Recall it as a single hill, one rope tow, maybe 400 feet vert.
I don't think they claim 400 feet, but Granlibakken's skiing pinnacle was when it hosted the jumping competition during the 1960 Olympics. These days, it's more of a conference center than anything, but they have good lodging prices, an excellent buffet, and shuttles to various hills, including both the front and backside of Alpine.
post #115 of 119
http://www.nelsap.org/ct/stanley.html

ZLocal town hill, about 100 vert feet !

Skied here when a kid, closed now.
post #116 of 119
West Point Ski Hill --- West Point Academy
post #117 of 119

ski Dallas

the next time y'all go to Telluride drive from Ridgeway to Dallas divide ,Look left at the summit and y'all will see Ski Dallas. The total ski area is visible. I think it lasted a season or so in the 70's.
post #118 of 119
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Originally Posted by MarcusFire View Post
Roundtop is better than no skiing at all. But it ain't much.
It's what you make of it. The biggest halfpipe I've ever seen (one of two halfpipes at Rtop), great beginner's park and there is nothing in Pennsylvania steeper than Upper Gunbarrel. A lot of rippers at Roundtop who ski better than 90% of the people skiing Vail on any given day. I'd rather be a skilled skier at Roundtop than a novice at Vail. If your skiing is very good, you will have fun at Roundtop because good skiing is fun and Roundtop has sufficient length and pitch for skiing at a very high level.
post #119 of 119
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Originally Posted by Unofficialskier View Post
West Point Ski Hill --- West Point Academy
Actually called Victor Constant Ski Slope, at the United States Military Academy (also known as West Point, but not West Point Academy, sorry for splitting hairs), my first home mountain and still my favorite.
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