Moreland Gap, Virginia
Jeremy Reynolds found a lost ski area in Virginia, and was lucky enough to talk to the current land owner and to take some photos. Jeremy writes:
“It was called ‘Mountain Run’ and it was located in Moreland Gap, which is located about 3-4 miles from the town of Mount Jackson. I was lucky because when I found the old resort, the current owner of the-170 acre parcel which the lift is on was out in front of his shed. He agreed to let me walk around and take some pictures and he also gave me the background behind the old ski area.
Here is what the area had: There were seven trails operated by one 900-foot long double lift, one J-bar, and one rope tow. It sounds like the original investors (three lawyers from the DC area) bought about 500 acres and wanted to put in another lift up to ‘Jawbone Gap’ which, if they were able to lease the land from the National Forest, would have given the resort about an 800-1000 foot vertical drop.
But the resort, which only ran for two seasons starting back around 1970, didn’t make it for various reasons. Here are 5 pictures I took that day. The pine trees in the picture used to be trails, but it has turned back into woods.”