Pictures you took skiing at a then-operational area that today is lost

in NELSAP Forum Posts: 986
Curious if any of you took old photos say from the 70s at areas that today are lost.

I know I personally would love to see long-ago-taken pics from the old, lost Central New York areas like Mystic, Intermont, and Ironwood Ridge. Maybe some of you have pics from King Ridge, Hogback, Mt. Tom, or the like from back in the day?

IBRAKE

Comments

  • bmwskierbmwskier advanced
    Posts: 357
    I deeply, deeply regret not taking photos when I was at Norwich. I have one, only one shot of myself and a friend in the base area junior year and that's it. Of course the last thing I thought would happen would be that the USSR would go belly up, Vermont College would close, a hazing incident in DC and subsequent loss of students would close the area but that's what happened. 

    Now, no matter where I go, I take more photos than ever, "just in case"...

    "Making ski films is being irresponsible with other people's money, in a responsible sort of way..." 
    Greg Stump
  • newpylongnewpylong expert
    Posts: 582
    Wish I took Brodie pictures over the years i grew up there. It is next to impossible to find any now. An area known only through memories...
  • mapnutmapnut expert
    Posts: 850
    I posted on Old Snowjournal a snapshot of me at Eaton Mountain when I was probably 16, wearing wooden skis and leather boots. It only showed a bit of the lower slopes, no lifts, and it's too much trouble now to dig up the original, and Eaton isn't entirely lost. I never even realized the many times I rode their Cianbro chairlift that there was anything unusual about it. NELSAP areas I visited are Enchanted Mountain, Colby, Mt. Tom (MA) and Pine Top (RI). Certainly wish I had taken photos of Enchanted, but it was cloudy the only day I skied there, and in those days I rarely carried a camera. In 1969 they didn't fit into your pocket that easily. I haven't skied any lost area since 1973.
  • rickbolgerrickbolger expert
    Posts: 1,148
     Until the advent of digital cameras, I never took a single photo at a ski area.   When I started skiing I didn't own a camera, and my parents (who had cameras) didn't ski.  In my teens and 20s, ski jackets didn't have nearly as many pockets, cameras were bulky and fragile, film & developing were expensive.  You either got bad snapshots from the kodaks or you had to be an enthusiast and fiddle around with f-stops and filters and whatnot (I went through that phase).  If anybody wants to buy a couple of Minoltas or a vintage Kowa with umpteen lenses cheap, let me know.

       It never occurred to me to take a camera with me until I went skiing with my children, with digital.  Even now with the phone/camera things, it disrupts the flow to stop and take pictures.  Especially at weddings.  Bah.
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 1,583

    Curious if any of you took old photos say from the 70s at areas that today are lost.

    I know I personally would love to see long-ago-taken pics from the old, lost Central New York areas like Mystic, Intermont, and Ironwood Ridge. Maybe some of you have pics from King Ridge, Hogback, Mt. Tom, or the like from back in the day?

    IBRAKE

    Go to Joshua's/ that nyguy( Russ)
    Joshua correct me skibalah
    I'm sure I saw something on there from those ski areas you just mentioned

    Not lost but '66 my momma st My Snowimageimage
    IMG_1085.JPG
    4032 x 3024 - 4M
    IMG_0035.JPG
    2592 x 1936 - 2M
  • bmwskierbmwskier advanced
    Posts: 357
    I scanned a bunch of photos from my parents collection in and posted them to the web a while ago. 

    "Making ski films is being irresponsible with other people's money, in a responsible sort of way..." 
    Greg Stump
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 1,583
    Wildcat New Hampshire about 1966 image
    IMG_0009.JPG
    3296 x 1854 - 373K
  • Posts: 17
    Great topic IBRAKE, more more more!
  • montebedimontebedi intermediate
    edited March 10 Posts: 27
    Two years ago with my daughters at Tuxedo Ridge.  Who knew it would be their last season.
    1913404_10205948615574128_7078177730501311112_o.jpg
    2048 x 1536 - 198K
    10733453_10206007712091504_4217350884809845726_o.jpg
    2048 x 1536 - 494K
    10866255_10206007712131505_3388656897716503788_o.jpg
    2048 x 1536 - 417K
    10917352_10206007712051503_1509467453292731192_o.jpg
    2048 x 1536 - 407K
  • mapnutmapnut expert
    Posts: 850
    Hi Montebedi! Tuxedo Ridge was pretty flat, wasn't it?
  • montebedimontebedi intermediate
    Posts: 27
    mapnut said:

    Hi Montebedi! Tuxedo Ridge was pretty flat, wasn't it?

    Yeah it had some spots where I would get stuck but it was a great area to learn at the runs from top rode a lot longer than the vertical.
    I was great for my girls to learn at
Sign In or Register to comment.