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New Hampshire Cancelled Ski Areas
Mt. Bond
Lincoln, New Hampshire
1960s
Mt. Bond location map Overview
At 4,698 feet in elevation, Mt. Bond is one of the highest peaks in New England.

During the mid to late 1960s, Mt. Bond was named by Sel Hannah as a possible venue for downhill skiing in a 1976 Winter Olympics bid. One of the main criteria was that the host mountain was to offer 2,600 vertical feet, which could have been attained on either Mt. Bond's east face or off its subpeak, West Bond.

Following the spring of 1967, the focus was placed on Sugarloaf and Bigelow Mountain. In the end, Innsbruck, Austria won the 1976 Winter Olympics bid.

In 1984, the Pemigewasset Wilderness was established within the White Mountain National Forest, ensuring that Mt. Bond will never be developed.

The eastern face of Mt. Bond as seen from Mt. Carrigain (2010)
The eastern face of Mt. Bond as seen from Mt. Carrigain (2010)

The western face of Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, and Bondcliff as seen from Mt. Flume (2010)
The western face of Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, and Bondcliff as seen from Mt. Flume (2010)

The northwestern face of Mt. Bond and West Bond behind the southwest spur of South Twin as seen from Mt. Garfield (2012)
The northwestern face of Mt. Bond and West Bond behind the southwest spur of South Twin as seen from Mt. Garfield (2012)

Mt. Bond and West Bond as seen from Mt. Guyot (2010)
Mt. Bond and West Bond as seen from Mt. Guyot (2010)

1932 USGS Topographic Map of Mt. Bond
1932 USGS Topographic Map of Mt. Bond


Today
There are no known remains of the proposed Mt. Bond ski area.

Quotes
" Two of the acceptable complexes were in New Hampshire, one the Mt. Washington Valley region in the eastern slope area of the White Mountain National Forest, the other the White Mountain 93 area, including Cannon Mountain, Mt. Blue, Mt. Bond, and North Twin Mountain. "
Mike Beatrice, 1967


Resources
  • Beatrice, Mike. "Maine Site Seeks '76 Olympics." Boston Globe. 24 Jan. 1967.
  • Mt. Bond - FranklinSites.com Hiking Guide


  • Last updated: March 19, 2013
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