MILSAP Updates, Februrary 10, 2013

Just got back from Vermont, visiting some not-so-lost ski areas, and I found about 30 new comments when I returned. Greg Carpenter commented on Cristella and Silverbell. Max McDonald left two comments on Silver Valley and sent a link to some pictures. Tom Fullerton commented on Mulligan’s Hollow, Sugar Loaf, Nub’s Nob, Bittersweet, Elberta (he used to hang-glide there) and Carousel Mt. Paul left his memories of the Lansing Ski Club and Mike Allor commented on Kandahar.

Gail Egan Harrington and Sherry Marsh posted some history of Timberline, near Rose City, including information about their family’s ownership and operation of the area.  Sherry said she would try to post some pictures.

Tom commented on Royal Valley and Tony Slosar left comments about Kandahar (5), Walloon Hills, Skyline, Sugar Loaf, and Mt. Holly (where I am as I write this on a rainy evening). Gary Westrick commented about Mt. Grampian. Marsha left a question about how to contact the owners of Mio Mt. Cyndie left information that Gay-El-Rancho in Gaylord really did have a rope-tow for at least one year, qualifying it as a real lost ski area. (But we’d still like to know if it had a ski jump.)

Susan Biglin Stambersky said she met her husband on the front lift at Snow Valley on a beautiful, warm, sunny day. They are still together and still skiing, having made a Christmas trip this year to Killington, where I skied a couple days just last week.

Walter DeWalt sent us a lot of historical information about Major Mt. near Harrison including the location and directions to views of the slopes. Karen Vocke found the location of Schussaway in Lowell by questioning the locals until she found someone (who wished to remain anonymous) who remembered the area. She said the rope tow was powered by a tractor.

Our thanks go out to everyone who took the time to leave a comment about the fun times they had and the people they met skiing at these areas. If you have fond memories of skiing at one or more of these areas, and especially if you have photos, home movies, videos, maps, brochures, ski patches, lift tickets, or any other information or memorabilia about these places, please consider sharing them with us.

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One Response to MILSAP Updates, Februrary 10, 2013

  1. nadshockey22 says:

    I’m not sure if my original e-mail made it through to you so I’m trying again. I recently scored a press photo of Mt Grampian taken in December of 1958 by a Detroit News press photographer. This will be a nice addition to the Grampian patch that I scanned for you before.

    Thank you, Alan

    Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:24:02 +0000 To: ivtec197@hotmail.com

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