DCSki reader Matt Kavlick provides the following information on an almost-resort that is now lost to time:
“Ski College Mountain, near Emmitsburg, Maryland, was a proposed 1,000-foot vertical drop ski area that was partially built, but never opened. Plans included a lodge, restaurant, and scenic nature trails for the resort. At one time a ‘select timber harvest’ carved ski trails out of the 1,710-foot-high mountain. Just a few miles from Liberty Mountain in Fairfield, Pennsylvania, the 500-acre mountain was eventually deeded to the town of Emmitsburg. According to Ed Waters, staff writer for Emmitsburg.net, the town may put in nature hiking trails on the mountain.
Although Ski College Mountain only existed on paper, the ski resort is certainly ‘lost’ in the sense that the deal fell through the cracks. I am not sure if purest would consider Ski College Mountain a ‘Lost Ski Resort.’ However, the existence of ski trails as indicated in the photo at best makes Ski College Mountain a borderline case.”