NewEnglandSkiHistory.com
CT
|
Maine
|
Massachusetts
|
New Hampshire
|
RI
|
Vermont
SkiNewEngland.net
 
   Vermont: Plymouth Notch: Expansions
Ski Area Expansions
 
Backside Area at Plymouth Notch
Backside Area Details
Backside Area
Status:Cancelled
First Season of Operation:
Lifts:1 lift
Terrain:
Return to Plymouth Notch Profile
Upon purchasing the long-defunct Roundtop ski area and reopening it as a private club named Bear Creek, Plymouth Properties LLC released plans to significantly expand the ski area.

As the 2000s progressed, plans grew to incorporate new terrain above the original ski area. One major addition was the 'Backside' complex, which would have included six trails and a 500 vertical foot lift, as well as new slopeside real estate. While the area would have been accessible from the present day chairlift, the top of the proposed north facing area would have been some 200 vertical feet higher than the current ski area.

Following the closure of Bear Creek in 2010, the Dead End Road complex remained in the plans of the subsequent Plymouth Notch operation. In 2014, however, a new scaled down summit area plan was released, no longer including the Backside area. As a result, it is thought the Backside proposal has been cancelled for the time being.


A 2011 Plymouth Notch Backside proposal map
A 2011 Plymouth Notch Backside proposal map

Plymouth Notch Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
Backside AreaCancelled
Dead End Road Area2010sProposed
Summit Area2010sProposed
Return to Plymouth Notch Ski History

Last updated: August 25, 2014

Also on NewEnglandSkiHistory.com...
The largest ski resort in New England.  Almost.
The largest ski resort in New England. Almost.
A grand hotel in northern New Hampshire
A grand hotel in northern New Hampshire
The only Skimobile in New England history
The only Skimobile in New England history
A ski area built on Massachusetts' highest peak that never opened...
A ski area built on Massachusetts' highest peak that never opened...
A lost ski area with a gondola!
A lost ski area with a gondola!
A 5,000 acre resort with a tram and monorail?  Almost.
A 5,000 acre resort with a tram and monorail? Almost.
   CCC Trails    Cancelled Ski Areas    Expansions    Lifts    Management    Maps    News    Then and Now    Timelines    Topics    In The Press    Links    Site Map    What's New    Feedback

Copyright 2002-2018, All Rights Reserved.