a bit further west.
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GGNagy
July 18, 2012
Member since 01/5/2006 🔗
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Thanks to some posts on other forums, I started looking a little bit further west at some hinted at lost ski areas. One that jumped out at me was "Lakewood Village" near Ashland, KY. According to most of what I found through my google-fu, it was a late 70's/early 80's ski area. I found the village, and looked for likely spots for a slope. With Bing bird's eye view, I found Lakewood Village ski slope. The top of the hill is at the bottom of the photo. You can see the remains of a bullwheel at the top, some possible unloading station remains, fotters for the base at the bottom of the hill, and 2 base lodge building remains across a small ditch. Does not appear on skilifts.org survey.

I would consider stopping that way to explore the next time I go to visit the wife's family, but that area is pretty much "Copperhead Rd" territory.
imp - DCSki Supporter 
August 20, 2012
Member since 01/11/2007 🔗
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General Butler was a kentucky ski area I believe, not sure where in relation to lakewood. Audi Ricter who ran Laurel Mt in the 1980,s went there to run it. Thus Audis run at laurel.

imp
GGNagy
August 22, 2012
Member since 01/5/2006 🔗
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Gen Butler was on the Ohio River, about midway between Cincinatti, OH, and Louisville, KY. Lakewood Village as south of Ashland, KY, where OH, KY, and WV meet. I am guessing that LV was a semi-private spinoff of the planned community, like Terra Alta, WV was.
imp - DCSki Supporter 
August 22, 2012
Member since 01/11/2007 🔗
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At Jenny Wiley state park in Kentucky there is a bull wheel along the road, locals said it was a chair lift used to acces picnic grounds up on the mountain, never was for skiing, any other such things seen around??

imp
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