How about a lost ski area discussion?

I visited Tarrywile mansion in Danbury CT this weekend with my wife and daughter to consider it as a wedding venue.  While I was there I saw the following map:

http://tarrywile.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Tarrywile_trail-map.pdf

Look halfway down on the right side, "old ski slope".  Surprisingly, my family was not interested in exploring that part of the park but wanted to concentrate on the mansion.  They're no fun.   

Anyone know anything about this?  Could it be Wooster School currently listed on NELSAP?  If encouraged I will sneak away from the wedding to take pictures of the location. 



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  • edited April 24
    Kayaker said:

     I will sneak away from the wedding to take pictures of the location. 

    :-O [-X :-O X_X

  • Kayaker said:

     I will sneak away from the wedding to take pictures of the location. 

    :-O [-X :-O X_X
    I take that as a lack of encouragement.  Probably a good idea. 
  • Historicaerials.com shows something that vaguely look like trails at Tarrywile.
    The Wooster School slope was a different area, across the street from the school (completely overgrown now).image
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  • Don't know anything about it, but nelsap shows another area in Danbury by the name of Mad Hatter:  http://www.nelsap.org/ct/madhatter.html. You'll note that the nelsap listing doesn't have a street associated with the area.
  • edited April 25
    Kayaker said:

    Kayaker said:

     I will sneak away from the wedding to take pictures of the location. 

    :-O [-X :-O X_X
    I take that as a lack of encouragement.  Probably a good idea. 

    Whooo-boy, Kayaker!  Remember the provision in the Constitution's preamble about the need to, "preserve domestic tranquility."  I think rickbolger's advice is wise.

    Woody
  • IMHO - NELSAP best guess believes it is at the SW side of the intersection of Mountainville Rd and Willow Lane. 
    ISNE-I Skied New England | NESAP-the New England Ski Area Project | SOSA-Saving Our Ski Areas - Location SW of Boston MA


  • Whooo-boy, Kayaker!  Remember the provision in the Constitution's preamble about the need to, "preserve domestic tranquility."  I think rickbolger's advice is wise.

    Woody
    On a positive note, he could save money on the photographer, just download this...

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  • I can't say I'm much better, I was skiing the day my son was born.

    Ski Conditions Report: A detailed report describing the snow conditions on the mountain the day of your visit. Skiers should become familiar with the following snow surface descriptions: Ice: Packed Powder, Slush: Packed Powder, Frozen Granular: Packed Powder , Packed Powder - A thin covering of snow over bare earth.

  • Don't know anything about it, but nelsap shows another area in Danbury by the name of Mad Hatter:  http://www.nelsap.org/ct/madhatter.html. You'll note that the nelsap listing doesn't have a street associated with the area.



    This very well could be Mad Hatter.  A visit to the Danbury Ski Club website:http://danburyski.com/

    shows a tab on the left side for history.  Scroll over that and you will see "Ski Slope in Danbury, now Tarr".  I assume that the formatting cut off Tarrywile where I first saw the mention of the ski slope.  Also there is a link to an ad for Mad Hatter Ski Area on the history tab.  So, I think this is Mad Hatter. 


    Danbury used to be known as Hat City for all the hat manufacturing there.

  • edited April 26
    Ok apparently people at that club think they know the correct location and I think NELSAP has it right too.
    https://www.newstimes.com/printpromotion/article/Danbury-Ski-Club-reaches-new-peaks-even-after-60-6161305.php

    http://forums.alpinezone.com/showthread.php/93246-Mad-Hatter-Danbury-CT-NELSAP-3-31-2011

    http://tarrywile.com/about-tarrywile/

    If you look to the right side of this trail map, it says Old Ski Slope. That corresponds pretty close to the location I gave you and in the Google Maps image. The trail map indicates it is just below or south of the bottom field. What confused me initially was that G Maps shows the park & mansion well south of the pond & lake, and from this trail map it is clearly nowhere near that spot.

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    ISNE-I Skied New England | NESAP-the New England Ski Area Project | SOSA-Saving Our Ski Areas - Location SW of Boston MA
  • This matches trail map betterer

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