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Green snow! Brodie Mountain Ski Area of New Ashford, Massachusetts — also known as Kelly’s Irish Alps — was so committed to an Irish heritage and theme that the resort would make green snow to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Despite top-notch snowmaking and this legendary annual tradition, Brodie closed in 2002. Please read more about this Lost Ski Area at NELSAP.
Found yesterday in The Lure of the Litchfield Hills magazine, December 1949.
Laurel Hill was established in 1941 as Silver Streak Ski Tow. Find out more about this northwestern Connecticut lost ski area at NELSAP.
A busted mountain bike and the ensuing trip to a different bike shop resulted in an impromptu hike around Sweetheart Mountain in the Collinsville village of Canton, Connecticut. The Canton Ski Club operated this ski area from 1948 to 1974/75. Two rope tows and lights serviced the 400’ vertical – including some surprisingly steep terrain. The little ski area claimed as many as 600 members, a dozen ski patrollers and a record 50 operating days in a single season.
The Canton Land Conservation Trust now owns the property and maintains hiking trails open to the public. Because so many rusty remnants of this former ski area are still hiding out in the woods – this short hike was a fun and nostalgic exploration.