Devil’s Nest Ski Area is an abandoned ski area located in northeast Nebraska that has been relatively untouched since it closed in 1974. The lifts only spun for 2 years.
The original lifts, chairs, and lodge are all standing. Check out this video of these guys exploring the resort. It looks like something out of an apocalyptic movie.
Important to note that this entire area is private property. We DO NOT advise trying to find the ski lifts yourself.
Skip ahead to the 1:37 mark in the video for the first look at the chair lifts.
Devil’s Nest was forced to close by the state of Nebraska for failure to pay corporate taxes. A few attempts have been made to resurrect other aspects of the resort, but without success.
Here’s what we could find on the stats, size, and other interesting information about this bizarre ski area.
Including this crude trail map that just exudes early 1970s ski-fever energy.
Number of Trails: 12
Vertical: ~350′ according to data found on google maps.
Average Snowfall: Lindy, NE (nearby town) averages 35″ per year.
It’s cool, yet sad to learn about these ski areas. The developers wanted to cash-in on the ski craze sweeping the nation through the mid-to-late 20th century.
Unfortunately, building a ski resort in Nebraska turned out not to be profitable. Imagine that.
Which ski areas have you been to that are now abandoned?