Join the Hogback Mountain Conservation Association and guest Jeremy Davis on August 3rd at Memorial Hall in Wilmington, VT for a look back on the history of Vermont’s ski industry. Davis headed up the New England Lost Ski Areas Project and is the author of 4 books chronicling the rise and fall of ski areas throughout the Northeast. This is sure to be an interesting event and a great way to get your snow fix during the dog days of summer.
Lost Ski Areas of Southern Vermont
an illustrated talk by Jeremy Davis
Wednesday, August 3, Memorial Hall, Wilmington, VT
doors open 6:30 to meet the author and your friends and neighbors
lecture begins at 7:00
sponsored by the Hogback Mountain Conservation Association
There used to be 60 ski areas in the southern part of Vermont. Today there are only 14. What happened? In this presentation, ski historian Jeremy Davis looks at the over-investment, local competition, weather variation, changing skier habits, insurance costs and just plain bad luck that caused these ski areas to succumb and melt back into the landscape. From larger ski areas like Hogback and Maple Valley to Clinton Gilbert’s farm in Woodstock, where the very first rope tow in this country began operation in the winter of 1934, these once popular ski areas left an indelible trace on the hearts of their ski communities and the history of southern Vermont.
Free and open to the public. For more information, go to hogbackvt.org
and click on the Events button.