Reportedly listed in Motor News (now Michigan Living), Jan. ’62, I have not seen the listing. On Dec. 24, 1959, The Luddington Daily News ski report listed Dryden as having good conditions with no snow or base report. On Feb. 10, 1961, the same paper had Dryden with 3″ fresh powder over a 14″ base with good skiing conditions.
The 1968 AAA Michigan Winter Sports Fun List, Published in The Cass City Chronicle on Jan. 4, 1968 lists Dryden at 4237 Hough Rd., 1 1/2 miles wast of Rochester Rd., 18 mi. north of Rochester or 8 mi. northeast of Oxford. It says they have 1/4 mi. of open slopes 600-1200 ft. long with 8 tows, J-bar, snowmaking, night skiing, skating and tobogganing. The J-Bar must have been a recent addition because the 1966 Guide doesn’t mention it. On October 27, 1968, the Detroit Free Press listed Dryden as an area that had ceased operation the previous season.
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