Which area is this? (Catskills)

rgrwilcorgrwilco novice
About ten years ago I got lost driving home from belleayre. I passed a ski area, I think chairs were still up but it was clearly closed. I thought to look it up on google earth and found it. Im either really bad at the internet or its not listed on nelsap or other sites. Anyone have any idea on what hill this was?


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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Not Bearpen that's for sure

  • lotsoskiinglotsoskiing expert
    Posts: 927
    This has been a discussion before- just can't place the name
  • joshua_segaljoshua_segal expert
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    The layout looks vaguely like the old Grossinger's Ski Area.
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    Its not Grossingers as that is visible from Rte 17 and this is nowhere near it. I thought it might be Scotch Valley at first but the trail layout is completely different.
  • newmannewman advanced
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    This area was talked about here. I also can't remember the name. Looked like a good area with some steeps. At least one chair from what I can recall from the sj. talks on it. It wasn't open when I started skiing the Catskills in the late 80s or I would of most likely tried it.
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Davos?
  • lotsoskiinglotsoskiing expert
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    near or in Neversink....I could swear I've seen that town name on either Nelsap or the lost NY site (skikabbalah)
  • trackbikertrackbiker advanced
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    Holiday Mountain

    https://holidaymtn.com
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Holiday Mountain

    https://holidaymtn.com

    Slick Willy , where's the trip reports from Kmart, okemo, Stratton w Rick and the jersey boys?
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  • newmannewman advanced
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    Not holiday or Davos. Was bigger.
  • mapnutmapnut expert
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    It's an area that never opened, nor had lifts. On Blue Hill near the hamlet of Willowemoc, and Blue Hill may have been its intended name. The long side is gentle and the short side is steep; both have about 600 vertical feet. Really in the middle of nowhere; if Bobcat couldn't draw people, this place never had a chance.
  • bousquet19bousquet19 advanced
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    mapnut said:

    It's an area that never opened, nor had lifts. On Blue Hill near the hamlet of Willowemoc, and Blue Hill may have been its intended name. The long side is gentle and the short side is steep; both have about 600 vertical feet. Really in the middle of nowhere; if Bobcat couldn't draw people, this place never had a chance.

    Well I'll be danged.  

    I worked a summer just down the road from there at DeBruce Environmental Education Camp, run by the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation.  That never-opened ski area sure is in the middle of nowhere.  Never knew about it when I was at camp in 1974.  Can anybody resurrect the history of this place?  And you can still see that chairs!?!

    Thanks, rgrwilco and mapnut!

    Woody
  • NJSkiNJSki advanced
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    ciscokid said:

    Not Bearpen that's for sure

    Speaking of; what ever came of that story last year of someone reopening Bearpen Mtn for winter activities?
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    NJSki said:

    ciscokid said:

    Not Bearpen that's for sure

    Speaking of; what ever came of that story last year of someone reopening Bearpen Mtn for winter activities?
    New thread by Woody
  • rickbolgerrickbolger expert
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    mapnut said:

    It's an area that never opened, nor had lifts. On Blue Hill near the hamlet of Willowemoc, and Blue Hill may have been its intended name. The long side is gentle and the short side is steep; both have about 600 vertical feet. Really in the middle of nowhere; if Bobcat couldn't draw people, this place never had a chance.

    I think this is what we concluded about a dozen years ago on SJ 1.0
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    Holiday Mountain

    https://holidaymtn.com

    Holiday Mt is visible from Rte. 17 on the south side of the highway just outside Monticello. The summit of one of their floating bullwheel Poma double chairs is right there alongside the highway. Never forget the first time I saw it in the late seventies. I thought it was one of the coolest lift set ups I’d ever seen! I’ve even seen it in use during the winter. You can clearly see the bullwheel wobble as skiers disembark and the swaying chair spins around it.
  • rickbolgerrickbolger expert
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    Neversink Ski Resort   -- Developer was Moshe Mayer, Marcent Development Corporation.


  • joshua_segaljoshua_segal expert
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    Agree that it is Neversink. Check 41.922229N, 74.637394W.  You'll see RGRWilco's photo (although his shows south at the top of the photo.)  I'll add it to the LostNY site.
  • rgrwilcorgrwilco novice
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    Agree that it is Neversink. Check 41.922229N, 74.637394W.  You'll see RGRWilco's photo (although his shows south at the top of the photo.)  I'll add it to the LostNY site.

    Ill be in the area within the next few weeks and Ill grab some photos.
  • flbskiflbski intermediate
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    My parents had a summer place nearby (NE of Livingston Manor) when I was young.    In the early 70's at the traffic light on Quickway 17 and Parksville there was a billboard "Ski Arrowhead, 2 chairlifts".  We looked for it but could never find it.  
  • bousquet19bousquet19 advanced
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    rgrwilco said:

    Agree that it is Neversink. Check 41.922229N, 74.637394W.  You'll see RGRWilco's photo (although his shows south at the top of the photo.)  I'll add it to the LostNY site.

    Ill be in the area within the next few weeks and Ill grab some photos.
    RGRW, I'll look forward to the photos, and to knowing what can be seen from the road.  I like to drive that diagonal back road thru the Catskills when I have the time.
  • JMaulJMaul advanced
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    rgrwilco said:

    Agree that it is Neversink. Check 41.922229N, 74.637394W.  You'll see RGRWilco's photo (although his shows south at the top of the photo.)  I'll add it to the LostNY site.

    Ill be in the area within the next few weeks and Ill grab some photos.
    I went searching for this area about 10 years ago. Nothing was visible from the street, not even a road or path. Attempted to hike a hill to the north and look over from a field but weather was foggy.
    You ski because even if you don't do it well, it's still a blast....
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