Preserving the History of Snowsports in the Mid-Atlantic

Lost Ski Areas

Over the past half century, the total number of ski areas in the United States has fallen significantly. Today, there are around 30 major ski resorts operating in the Mid-Atlantic region. But there are over one hundred Mid-Atlantic ski areas that have shuttered over the years. DCSki and its readers are chronicling memories of these ski areas before they are lost to time.

DCSki has uncovered information on 115 "lost" ski areas. For some, we have extensive details including comments and photos from the original operators of the area. For others, we have little more than a distant memory from a DCSki reader. Because we rely on reader memories to patch together an incomplete picture, there is the possibility that some details may be inaccurate. We invite readers to attach their own comments to these profiles so our understanding of ski history in the Mid-Atlantic continues to evolve.

If you know of a missing area that should be on this list, let DCSki's Editor know. We also recommend the excellent New England Ski Areas Project (NELSAP) web site for information on lost areas in New England.

Capturing and sharing this history requires time and effort. If you would like to support this work, please consider making a donation to DCSki.

Area at Eden Mill Area in Butler Area near Almshouse 1 Areas in Garrett County, including Crook's Nest, Sweeney's Hill, and Marsh Hill. 1 Braddock Heights Ski Way 35 Guntertown Ski Resort 3 Mattaponi 3 Oregon Ridge 31 Possible Area Near Deep Creek Lake 5 Savage River State Forest Ski Resort 2 Ski College Mountain 12 Ski Slope in Harford County 1
Alpine Mountain 2 Apple Hill 75 Area near Mt. Davis 12 Area North of Chambersburg 9 Area outside Lenhartsville 8 Bear Rocks 181 Black Moshannon State Park 6 Blair Mountain 9 Blue Marsh 11 Blue Mountain (original) Buck Hill Family Ski Area 18 Buckaloons Ski Area / Youngsville Skiways 80 Calimont 4 Camp Soles 4 Chadds Peak 112 Crystal Lake Ski Center / Mt. St. Onge 7 Crystal Ridge Ski Area 2 Devil's Hole 2 Endless Mountain 1 Fernwood Resort 1 Hahn Mountain / Big Valley Ski Area 46 Hanley's Happy Hill Ski Area 5 Harveys Lake Ski Area Henryville House Retreat 27 Hickory Ridge 4 Highland Ski Area 10 Indian Lake 1 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Ski Lodge 8 Kahkout Mountain Kings Mountain 4 Lancaster Host Resort Locust Lake Area Lost or Flying Dutchman 8 Martin Ski Tow 2 Meadow Valley 1 Middle Creek Ski Area Miller Mountain 1 Montrose Ski Bowl 16 Mount Airy Lodge 23 Mount Lebanon Golf and Ski Area 8 Mount Tone / Sno-Hill Ski Area 34 North Mountain 11 Penn Hills Resort 3 Penns Valley Ski Center Pine Forge Ski Area 9 Piper Hill 15 Plateau De Mount 97 Pocono Lake Preserve 1 Pocono Manor Ski Area 3 PocoNorth 25 Red Barn Ski Area Richmond Hill 7 Rope Tow Run by Huntingdon Valley Ski Club 1 Royal Mountain 2 Sawmill Run Park Sharp Mountain 9 Ski Area in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania 6 Ski Area in Johnstown, Pennsylvania 3 Ski Cove Village Ski Denton 3 Ski Hill within Lackawanna State Park 3 Ski SnowPeak 80 Sno Zone 1 Split Rock Lodge 22 Sugarbush Ski Resort 7 Summit Inn 2 Tamiment Resort 8 Tanglwood Ski Area 8 The Big Pocono Ski Area 1 Walnut Hill 1 White Mountain Ski Area 71 Wildwood Highlands Ski Area 5 Willowbrook Ski Area 4 Winter Hill Wolf Hollow Ski Area 1 Wonderview Ski Area 12 Zippo Ski Slope 11
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