Have you ever dreamed of having a former ski hill in your backyard? One family has done so for decades and is starting to work on revitalizing the slope. Yesterday, The New England and Northeast Lost Ski Areas Project shared a video that Kimball Union Academy posted earlier this year of a project that one of their students, Colter, undertook. He lives with his family on the site of a former ski area, Lords Hill, which is located in Etna, New Hampshire. Bob Keene opened the rope tow alongside his new inn, the Keene Inn, in the early 1940s. Over the years, the ski hill grew from two to five trails, had a 1300 foot rope tow, and 270 vertical feet. The Pierce family bought the inn in 1971 and began to focus on the hotel. The mountain closed in the 1980s, and most of the terrain grew in, but the inn has remained open as Pierces Inn. In recent years, their kids have fallen in love with skiing, and have worked on re-cutting the trails. The family also purchased a snowmobile, making the terrain accessible from a method outside of hiking. Future plans could include bringing back a rope tow!
You can view the New England Lost Ski Areas Projects listing here.
Image/Video Credits: Kimball Union Academy