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Lost Ski Area: Tour of Blue Marsh Ski Area, formerly North Heidelberg Ski Club


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The year we got no other snow except for one random dump in October. Great stuff! I've finally uploaded the full walk around:   

Hey all, I've recently started a project to document and tour as many local lost ski areas as I can. I've always been fascinated by, and love learning about local ski history, so its been a fun p

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10 minutes ago, toast21602 said:

170'

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No but I counted like 250-300'. The bottom of the lift was on the other side of the golf course which adds like 100ft of vert. 

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4 hours ago, momskeeztoo said:

I wonder if Alpine Mountain is open anymore. 

They've been closed since 2015 I believe. 

Almost no chance they come back. The place was sold to new owners who said they don't want to offer skiing, but wanted to turn the place into a Harley Davidson themed biker hangout, complete with scenic chairlift rides.

I don't think those plans went anywhere. Although even if/when they sell I don't see anyone else trying to reopen the area for skiing. 

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4 hours ago, EdBacon said:

They've been closed since 2015 I believe. 

Almost no chance they come back. The place was sold to new owners who said they don't want to offer skiing, but wanted to turn the place into a Harley Davidson themed biker hangout, complete with scenic chairlift rides.

I don't think those plans went anywhere. Although even if/when they sell I don't see anyone else trying to reopen the area for skiing. 

They stole that place.  They paid like $400k or something ridiculously cheap.  The buildings looked to be in decent shape.  

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11 hours ago, JFskiDan said:

They stole that place.  They paid like $400k or something ridiculously cheap.  The buildings looked to be in decent shape.  

$412k at auction. When they bought the place it was still essentially a functioning ski area. But they had no realistic plans for the place and its just sitting vacant. 

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1 hour ago, EdBacon said:

$412k at auction. When they bought the place it was still essentially a functioning ski area. But they had no realistic plans for the place and its just sitting vacant. 

I think they auctioned off all of the snowmaking equipment, groomers, and other ski related equipment when it was sold.

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Finally got around to editing video from an area I visited months ago. Kahkout Mountain was part of the Winona Lakes development near Bushkill Falls. This was one of the many private areas that popped up across the Poconos in the 1970s. This is probably one of the larger abandoned ski areas in PA, and is pretty big in general for a lost ski area. The skiable vertical drop is about 475ft, and there's about 5 ways down the mountain including two advanced trails with a good sustained steep pitch. The area was built by the same developer who was responsible for the development Shawnee Mountain and Big Bear at Masthope, as well as the private Pocono Ranchlands ski area which is actually still in operation (and features the exact same model of Borvig double chair). These private areas are a real unique feature to the Poconos, but its a shame they weren't experienced by more people before they closed.

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