Kevin Whipple describes a Pennsylvania resort that formerly offered downhill skiing:
“Fernwood Resort is located right on Route 209 in Monroe County, Pennsylvania between Marshalls Creek and Bushkill. It is a popular four-season resort with a vast list of amenities and recreation. Downhill skiing was on this list until 1999, with one double chair, two slopes, about 100 feet of vertical, and 100% snowmaking and grooming. The ski hill is today used solely for their snow tubing operation which was far more popular with their guests. There was a double chairlift that has since been sold and removed, along with all of their rental equipment. The area now runs tows for tubing (Thursday through Monday and holidays). The base lodge (the Wintergreen Lodge) is used for snow tubing, ice skating, and winter hay rides.
Fernwood now offers ski packages to nearby Shawnee Mountain and Camelback Mountain.”
Kevin provides the following pictures.
I stoped at Fernwood back in 93. This was a small hill. They had a nice double and were using a few Larchmont air-water guns at the time. The golf course seemed to be part of the one run. The tubing hill now looks bigger than the slope did. I guess they sold the chair. This resort probably was better off with just tubing anyway. Newman. HiddenValley,NJ