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Preserving the history of snowsports in the Mid-Atlantic

Lost ski areasAccording 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 98 “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.

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Maryland
Area near Almshouse (1 reader comment)
Braddock Heights Ski Way (30 reader comments)
Guntertown Ski Resort (3 reader comments)
Mattaponi (3 reader comments)
Oregon Ridge (26 reader comments)
Ski College Mountain (12 reader comments)
Ski Slope in Harford County (1 reader comment)
Pennsylvania
Apple Hill (68 reader comments)
Area near Mt. Davis (12 reader comments)
Area North of Chambersburg (9 reader comments)
Area outside Lenhartsville (8 reader comments)
Bear Rocks (181 reader comments)
Black Moshannon State Park (6 reader comments)
Blair Mountain (9 reader comments)
Blue Marsh (11 reader comments)
Buck Hill Family Ski Area (18 reader comments)
Calimont (4 reader comments)
Camp Soles (2 reader comments)
Chadds Peak (112 reader comments)
Crystal Ridge Ski Area (2 reader comments)
Devil's Hole (2 reader comments)
Endless Mountain (1 reader comment)
Fernwood Resort (1 reader comment)
Hanley's Happy Hill Ski Area (3 reader comments)
Henryville House Retreat (27 reader comments)
Hickory Ridge (4 reader comments)
Highland Ski Area (10 reader comments)
Indian Lake (1 reader comment)
Kings Mountain (4 reader comments)
Lost or Flying Dutchman (8 reader comments)
Martin Ski Tow (2 reader comments)
Meadow Valley (1 reader comment)
Miller Mountain (1 reader comment)
Montrose Ski Bowl (16 reader comments)
Mount Airy Lodge (23 reader comments)
Mount Tone / Sno-Hill Ski Area (34 reader comments)
North Mountain (11 reader comments)
Penn Hills Resort (3 reader comments)
Pine Forge Ski Area (7 reader comments)
Piper Hill (15 reader comments)
Plateau De Mount (97 reader comments)
Pocono Lake Preserve (1 reader comment)
Pocono Manor Ski Area (3 reader comments)
PocoNorth (25 reader comments)
Richmond Hill (7 reader comments)
Royal Mountain (2 reader comments)
Sharp Mountain (8 reader comments)
Ski SnowPeak (78 reader comments)
Sno Zone (1 reader comment)
Split Rock Lodge (19 reader comments)
Sugarbush Ski Resort (7 reader comments)
Summit Inn (2 reader comments)
Tamiment Resort (8 reader comments)
The Big Pocono Ski Area (1 reader comment)
Walnut Hill (1 reader comment)
White Mountain Ski Area (67 reader comments)
Wildwood Highlands Ski Area (5 reader comments)
Willowbrook Ski Area (4 reader comments)
Wolf Hollow Ski Area (1 reader comment)
Wonderview Ski Area (11 reader comments)
Zippo Ski Slope (8 reader comments)
Virginia
Afton Alps (6 reader comments)
Area near Charlottesville (9 reader comments)
Cascade Mountain Resort (15 reader comments)
Mountain Run (12 reader comments)
Shawnee Land (55 reader comments)
Ski Cherokee (43 reader comments)
West Virginia
Alpine Lake (12 reader comments)
Bald Knob Ski Slopes (6 reader comments)
Chestnut Ridge (6 reader comments)
Coonskin Park (4 reader comments)
Gregg's Knob (2 reader comments)
Weiss Knob Ski Area (4 reader comments)
North Carolina
High Meadows (3 reader comments)
Hound Ears (2 reader comments)
Mill Ridge (23 reader comments)
Scaly Mountain (5 reader comments)
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