DCSki reader Kevin Shearer has some memories of a ski slope near Mt. Davis, Pennsylvania, although we haven’t yet determined the area’s name:
- “I remembered another Lost Ski Area in Pennsylvania. I came across this place in the fifth grade when our school took a retreat to the Dear Valley YMCA near Mt. Davis (the highest point in PA). One day we did a hike from the camp to the peak. Right outside the main access road I remember we walked up a small slope that our teacher said was once a ski area. I remember there were rope tow towers along the side of the field. My memory is now a little fuzzy but I believe he said this was one of the first ski areas in PA.
The bottom half of the ski area was pretty flat but at the top I remember it got really steep. I remember that all of us fifth graders had trouble doing that steep part but our teacher powered right up it. At the top of the hill we entered an unmarked trail into the woods that came out right by the main access road to the observation tower for Mt. Davis. The entire walk couldn’t have been more than 2-3 miles (from camp to summit). I tried looking it up on the Terra server and I think I found it here. The vertical drop look to be about 100 feet. I think the resort is only the top 25% of the big open field. There appears to be a fence line there that could have been the lift. I remember the hill to be pretty rectangular so this top 25% would match my memory.”