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    Quote Originally Posted by danimals View Post
    Vineland times...Vineland nj...ski mountain in pine hill or holly mountain?




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    Pine Hill/Ski Mountain never had a chairlift, that I was aware of. This was Holly Mountain. Probably one of the most unusual ski areas in the NE owing to its location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowsdower View Post
    Pine Hill/Ski Mountain never had a chairlift, that I was aware of. This was Holly Mountain. Probably one of the most unusual ski areas in the NE owing to its location.
    Ski mountain did have a chairlift! Not sure which kind though.



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    Quote Originally Posted by danimals View Post
    Ski mountain did have a chairlift! Not sure which kind though.



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    Never saw that one before. I've only looked at their old map and thought maybe it was planned but never installed.



    Looks like a Hall double, installed in 1978. When did they close?
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    According to the book Skiing in New Jersey by Liz Holste Ski Mountain went bankrupt in 1986.20200406_191049.jpg

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    Yeah I saw that as the last year of operation. Seems like they were only ever able to operate about six weeks a year.

    edit: Oh you meant Ski Mountain! I thought you were talking about Holly Mountain which also closed in 1986. Weird coincidence.
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    I've posted the full video of Holly Mountain in case anyone wants to check it out:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwBrEQSA9q0

    There is very little left, although you can still see the top terminal and footers for the old Borvig double installed in 1972. The author of the NJ ski history book, Liz Holste runs an amazing Facebook group for Holly Mountain with some incredible photos from back in the day. If anyone remember skiing here I would encourage you to check out her group.
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    This J-bar bullwheel has been idle for some time.

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    Here is the history and some video of Tamiment Resort in the Poconos. Another of the big Pocono resort and hotels from the post-war era which added skiing in the 70s. Although it was most prominent in the 60s and 70s, Tamiment was originally founded in the 20s by the Rand School of Social Sciences in NY.

    They had a Hall double chair installed in 1972. Classic early Hall with the lower "t" towers and the drive on rails. I was surprised to see so much of the lift still on the property. After the resort closed in 2003, and a fire in 2012 severed the haul rope caused the line to lose tension. However, everything is still in place, and many of the chairs are now sitting on the ground, still attached to the haul rope. Interesting place. Sad to see such an iconic piece of Poconos history go, but eras come and go.

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    I would love to have one of those Lift Chairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asnowmobiler View Post
    I would love to have one of those Lift Chairs.
    Ive been doing a lot of research on some abandoned areas since Im stuck at home. Its amazing how many chairs are just sitting in the woods.


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