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Abandoned ski resorts in and around your area,

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Hello I found the one forum of abandoned ski resorts.


Here are some more


here is one links and pictures from the Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada area.


This one is from an old ski hill of Mt Mckay





Mount McKay abandoned ski hill

In Thunder Bay, Ontario

Came across this abandoned ski hill while checking out Mount McKay in Thunder Bay. Naturally, snapped a few photos of it.

There's a total of three lifts, although I was not aware of the third lift until I checked out the hill on Google Satellite

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Near the main chalet, there's actually two double chair lifts side by side. You can see the second lift right behind the first one in the first image above. I guess the hill must have been sufficiently popular at some point to justify putting a second lift right next to the first. Those days are long gone!

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The red-ish inconsistent rustproof paint does have a strange sort of appeal to it.

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Here's me sitting on one of the chairs. The chairs are all removed, except for one at the lift.

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The lifts, seen from the top of the hill. Also the main chalet. The chalet is actually still in use for other purposes, seeing that its in town.

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At the top of the ski hill. The tensioning setup for the top bullwheels is kind of interesting. I guess it was an earlier design.

The top of the ski hill is actually only half way up mount McKay. The top part of mount MckKay is actually too steep for skiing on, so it wasn't used for skiing.

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The slops are still used by downhill mountain bikers.


Of course, if you do check it out, you might as well go all the way up Mount MckKay. This is actually a little dangerous to get up. But you get a nice view of town, and of the sleeping giant.

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post #2 of 6

STOP double posting. Great pictures, but I liked them better the first time I saw them in General Skiing.

post #3 of 6

Theres three in my area, on in the laramie mountains and two in the snowy range one on either side of the peaks, and one operating hill left

post #4 of 6

Previously posted on Epic was photo's of abandoned Iron Mt ski area CA near Lake Tahoe.



post #5 of 6

There's a great website about old ski areas in New England - http://www.nelsap.org/  I grew up skiing in southern Vermont and unfortunately many of them up there haven't survived the drop in snowfall, economic busts etc.  But it's fun to look at all of the little mom & pop operations that were once successful.

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Here's the single chair at Kratka Ridge (pic from July 2009), damaged by avalanche in February 2001.  The base lodge burned down in December 2001 and the area has never reopened.  Nearby Mt. Waterman also closed after the 2001 season but reopened in 2008.  TR and pics from a quiet President's weekend powder day at Waterman in 2009: http://www.firsttracksonline.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7689.  Mt. Waterman still faces severe challenges thanks to the Station Fire of August/September 2009.  The most direct road access from La Canada is still closed 16 months later.  A detour route via Big Tujunga was opened in mid-March 2010 but is now closed after the big storms last week.  Pics from an August 2010 drive and hike to Mt. Waterman a year after the fire: http://www.firsttracksonline.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9043


Snow Forest in Big Bear Lake also closed ~20 years ago, and in that case I believe the lifts were removed.

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