Dave P. writes in with information about Crystal Ridge, a lost ski area in Pennsylvania:
“Crystal Ridge was located about 20 miles East of Hahn Mountain Ski Area. Crystal Ridge was started about 10 years before Hahn Mt. was developed and Crystal Ridge stopped selling tickets to the public about 3 or 4 years after Hahn Mt. opened up. Crystal Ridge would run after new snows for family members and friends only after it stopped selling tickets to the public. When it opened back in the 60’s tickets were 50 cents for the small slope and $1 for the small and large slopes. For that price you could ski from sun up to sun down. They did not have night skiing. Crystal Ridge was a great little ski area and now is over grown with trees and brush but the lodge (A-frame) still stands and has been converted into a house and someone is currently livinging in the large A-frame with the original two large fireplaces (the only heat source when the ski area was operating).
Great site, I am glad I found it. After Crystal Ridge stopped operating I started going to Big Valley later know as Hahn Mt. This too was a great ski slope.”