Preserving the history of snowsports in the Mid-Atlantic
According to USA Today, the number of ski areas in the United States has dropped from 727 in 1985 to 485 in 2008. Today, there are around 30 major ski resorts active in the Mid-Atlantic region. But over the decades, many resorts have come and gone. Before these resorts are lost to history, DCSki and its readers are chronicling memories about these lost ski areas.
DCSki has uncovered information on 97 “lost” ski areas. For some, we have extensive details including comments and photos from the original operators of the area. For others, we have little more than a distant memory from a DCSki reader. Because we rely on reader memories to patch together an incomplete picture, there is the possibility that some details may be inaccurate. We invite readers to attach their own comments to profiles so our understanding of ski history in the Mid-Atlantic continues to evolve.
If you know of a missing area that should be on this list, let DCSki’s Editor know. We also recommend the excellent New England Ski Areas Project (NELSAP) web site for information on lost areas in New England.