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The lower slope (2015)
Living Memorial Park
Brattleboro, Vermont
Status: Open
First Season:1937-38
Vertical Drop:204 feet
Standing Lifts:T-Bar
Past Lifts:Surface lifts
Left: The lower slope (2015)
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Located just west of Exit 2 of Interstate 91 in Brattleboro, Vermont, Living Memorial Park and its predecessor, the Guilford Street Ski Tow, have been serving local residents for many decades.

Guilford Street Ski Tow

Lift served skiing at the present date Living Memorial Park likely dates back to January of 1938, when the Guilford Street Ski Tow opened to the public. Located on the Charles Clark Farm, the tow was 1,100 feet long. The Brattleboro Ski Patrol was also formed that month, reportedly making it the second oldest group in the National Ski Patrol.

While World War II closed many ski areas throughout New England, the Guilford Street Ski Tow remained in operation. The tow was likely removed circa 1948, however, and installed at nearby Sugar Bush ski area in Jamaica, Vermont.

Living Memorial Park

Living Memorial Park in 2015
Living Memorial Park in 2015

Brattleboro's Living Memorial Park concept likely dates back to June of 1944, when a letter published in the Brattleboro Reformer suggested a war bond fund be created to establish a "Living War Memorial." The Brattleboro Reformer and the local Kiwanis advertised and overaw the fund in subsequent years.

A decade later, a 53 acre farm plot was procured, becoming the site of the Living Memorial Park. After a town vote on December 20, 1955, the $115,000 bond issue was used to constructed a swimming pool, bath houses, snack bar, and warming hut. Publisher Howard C. Rice donated $3,000 for a skating rink, while the local Rotary Club contributed $1,500 toward purchasing a rope tow, restoring lift served skiing to the slope. The Living Memorial Park was in full operation by the end of the winter of 1956-57.

Eight years later, a $30,000 fundraising campaign was launched to purchase a 1,300 foot T-Bar. A Doppelmayr T-Bar was likely installed for either the 1964-65 or 1965-66 season.

After three decades of operation, the town of Brattleboro likely closed the ski area following the 1994-95 season. The non-profit Living Memorial Park Snow Sports, Inc. was formed in May of 1997 and quickly worked to reopen the area, likely reopening in February of 1999.

Living Memorial Park ski area remains in operation to this day, featuring the T-Bar, night skiing, snowmaking, and grooming.

NewEnglandSkiConditions.com Reports
Month Average Percent of Terrain Open
February100%    (1 report)100 Open
Recent Conditions Reports
Feb. 22, 2015 by rocket21
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Lifts
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Standing Lifts
Installed
The Living Memorial Park T-Bar in 2002
T-Bar
Doppelmayr
T-Bar
1964-65

Past Lifts
Seasons

Maps
2010-11 Living Memorial Park trail map
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Year by Year History
Adult Weekend Full Day Lift Ticket; Adult Full Price Unlimited Season Pass
2010s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
2016-17$5.002016-17 Ticket Price Graph$75.002016-17 Season Pass Price Graph15.0 daysDecember 30March 262016-17 Skier Visit Graph
2015-16$5.002015-16 Ticket Price Graph$75.002015-16 Season Pass Price Graph15.0 daysJanuary 8March 62015-16 Skier Visit Graph
2014-15$5.002014-15 Ticket Price Graph2014-15 Season Pass Price GraphJanuary 15March 292014-15 Skier Visit Graph
2013-14$5.002013-14 Ticket Price Graph2013-14 Season Pass Price GraphJanuary 3March 232013-14 Skier Visit Graph
2012-13$5.002012-13 Ticket Price Graph2012-13 Season Pass Price GraphDecember 29March 303,2002012-13 Skier Visit Graph
2011-12$5.002011-12 Ticket Price Graph2011-12 Season Pass Price GraphJanuary 162011-12 Skier Visit Graph
2000s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
2008-092008-09 Ticket Price Graph2008-09 Season Pass Price Graph3,0002008-09 Skier Visit Graph
2007-08$5.002007-08 Ticket Price Graph2007-08 Season Pass Price Graph2007-08 Skier Visit Graph
2006-07$5.002006-07 Ticket Price Graph2006-07 Season Pass Price Graph2006-07 Skier Visit Graph
2005-06$5.002005-06 Ticket Price Graph2005-06 Season Pass Price Graph2005-06 Skier Visit Graph
2004-05$5.002004-05 Ticket Price Graph2004-05 Season Pass Price Graph2004-05 Skier Visit Graph
1990s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
1998-991998-99 Ticket Price Graph1998-99 Season Pass Price Graph3261998-99 Skier Visit Graph

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External Links
  • Living Memorial Park Snow Sports, Inc. - official site
  • Living Memorial Park - SmallSkiAreas.com
  • Living Memorial Park - Brattleboro - New England Lost Ski Areas Project
  • Last updated: November 25, 2016

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