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Greylock Ski Club

2008-01-22 16:31:52.982435+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

This post over at MetaFilter, which pointed to New England's Lost Ski Areas, sent me to track down the Mount Greylock Ski Club, which is where our family went when I was a kid. Some nominal membership fee (the web page, which looks like it hasn't been updated since 2003-2004 says it's currently $120/year for a family), work a few days (either watching the tows, or doing trail maintenance or mechanical stuff), learn how to use a Bousquet Tow Gripper, ski on natural powder!

Pulled a ligament in my knee in the powder over on the western side of the west slope, many fond memories of the rest of the area.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-01-22 16:39:33.311217+00 by: Dan Lyke

Here's the New England's Lost Ski Areas article on the Mount Greylock Ski Club which points out that the bigger rope tow is actually faster than most high speed quads. Couple that with the short lines and you can probably get more vertical in per day than many of the big places.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-01-22 18:56:53.986852+00 by: ebradway

Hah! My Father and Aunts & Uncles all learned to ski on Greylock and worked Winters there. I'll have to forward the link to them.

P.S. I have a secret hope of landing a faculty job at Williams College...

#Comment Re: made: 2008-01-22 19:13:27.052703+00 by: ebradway

P.P.S. If you're ever in the mood to hit he slopes, Eldora Mountain is 45 minutes from Boulder and has been experiencing amazing powder the past two years. It's actually in the foothills, so it gets a combination of the Denver/Plains weather patterns and the mountain weather. Last year, Eldora had better snow than Aspen for most of the season.