Wolf Hollow Ski Area

Near Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania

Bill O’Hara provides the following ad from Wolf Hollow Ski Area from an old ski atlas, courtesy of www.teachski.com. The ad was published in 1969. DCSki does not currently know when Wolf Hollow closed down.

An ad published in a 1969 ski atlas. Photo courtesy of www.teachski.com.

James Josephs provides the following photo of a Wolf Hollow sign. “We found the sign in the road after our family skied there about 50 years ago,” James writes. “We kept the sign in our family as a remembrance.”

Kevin Whipple provides the following additional information about Wolf Hollow Ski Area:

Kevin provides the following photos from his visit:

This image shows Kevin’s best guess at the probable lift layout. “The longer red line would be the double chair, and the red box is the current clubhouse location, and possibly ski lodge as well,” Kevin writes. Image provided by Kevin Whipple.

This photo shows the only remnants Kevin can find remaining on the golf course. “It’s a tower footer for the double in the foreground, with the clubhouse in the distance,” he notes. Photo provided by Kevin Whipple.

The remnants of the top terminal of the t-bar, right inside the treeline from the golf course. Photo provided by Kevin Whipple.

One of the double chair towers. “Note the height of the tree growth around the tower, and the haul rope still draping on the sheave assemblings,” Kevin writes. Photo provided by Kevin Whipple.

Another double chair tower and the untensioned haul rope draped from the ground to the sheaves. Photo provided by Kevin Whipple.

Snowmaking lines running down the hill along the double chair liftline. Photo provided by Kevin Whipple.

The top terminal of the double, which was mostly encased in vines during Kevin’s visit. Photo provided by Kevin Whipple.

A closer shot of the top drive motor. Photo provided by Kevin Whipple.

In April, 2009, Kevin Whipple provided the following additional images.

A 3-d view of the hill from Google Earth. Image provided by Kevin Whipple.

 

An aerial image of the hill from Google Earth. Image provided by Kevin Whipple.

 

A deteriorating shack just above the summit of the t-bar. Notice the double tower just beyond it to the right. Photo provided by Kevin Whipple.

 

The interior of the deteriorating shack. Photo provided by Kevin Whipple.
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Reader Comments

ggnagy/midatlanticlost
April 14, 2009
according to skilifts.org, a tbar and a double were installed in 1967
DrMellowSkiBum
6 months ago
Member since 04/13/2020
6 posts

Visited this area recently. Sadly I can't offer much more info. Was opened probably in the late 60s when the lifts were installed around 1967. Both lifts were manufactured by Borvig. The double chair had about 300 feet of vertical, and the t-bar ended about halfway up. The area was bisected halfway up by a steep pitch, right in the woods above the golf course. There looks like there was a main slope straight down adjacent to the double chair, and an easier out and back trail in the woods skiers left from the top of the double. Interestingly, the double chair may have been in a configuration with the drive at the top. There is an extant stone structure about three quarters of the way up the double lift line, but I'm unsure what this housed. The brochure mentioned a "mountain chalet" but I'm not sure if this was a seperate building on the ski area grounds or not. 

It doesn't seem to have lasted very long, likely closing in the late 70s based on aerial photography and the amount of overgrowth on the site today. The lift towers and slack haul rope look the same as in Kevin's photos, but the small stone building has since collapsed. 

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