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'77 Winter Sports Park at Vermont Academy
Vermont Academy '77 Winter Sports Park
Saxtons River, Vermont
Status: Open
First Season:2002-03
Vertical Drop:90 feet
Standing Lifts:Surface lift
Past Lifts:
Left: '77 Winter Sports Park at Vermont Academy
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Located in southeastern Vermont, Vermont Academy is a private boarding school for grades 9 through 12. For much of its recent history, the outdoors-centric school has had its own ski area.

Vermont Academy's first lift served ski area dates back to at least the 1950s, when farmland south of campus was used for a rope tow operation headed up by Warren Chivers. Consisting of nearly half a dozen trails, the area remained in operation through the mid 1990s.

A decade later, trustee and alumnus David E. Robinson funded the development of a new ski center on campus. Permitting took place in early 2002 for a small facility that was to support both alpine skiing and ski jumping.

The surface lift served ski area may have opened as early as the winter of 2002-2003. It features snowmaking, grooming, and night skiing.

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External Links
  • Vermont Academy - official site
  • Vermont Academy - New England Lost Ski Areas Project
  • Last updated: November 25, 2016

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