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   Vermont: Ascutney Mountain: Expansions
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West Slope Area at Ascutney Mountain
West Slope Area Details
West Slope Area
Status:Abandoned
First Season of Operation:1962-63
Lifts:1 T-Bar
Terrain:3 trails
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After having operated for over a decade, the ownership of Ascutney had successfully acquired hundreds of acres of land for expanding the then-small ski area. After a few changes in ownership, the area was nearly doubled in size by the 1962-63 season, as the West Slope and two trails above it were cut, served by a T-Bar. The T-Bar at the time featured three unloading stations, allowing for various abilities (expert by the top of it) to dismount at their comfort level.

The T-Bar was removed sometime in the early 1980s. The West Slope became known as Terminator and the two trails above it have been known as 9 Lives (later Terminator) and 10 Lives (later Gun Barrel).


1962-63 Ascutney trail map showing the new West Slope area (right)
1962-63 Ascutney trail map showing the new West Slope area (right)

Terminator, the former West Slope (2004)
Terminator, the former West Slope (2004)

A concrete footing from the former West T-Bar (2004)
A concrete footing from the former West T-Bar (2004)

The 2006 Ascutney trail map showing the renamed West Slope as Terminator
The 2006 Ascutney trail map showing the renamed West Slope as Terminator

Ascutney Mountain Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
North Peak2000-01Abandoned
Summit Area1963-64Abandoned
Sunrise Area1970-71Abandoned
Village Area1984-85Abandoned
West Slope Area1962-63Abandoned
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Last updated: May 17, 2014

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