NewEnglandSkiHistory.com
CT
|
Maine
|
Massachusetts
|
New Hampshire
|
RI
|
Vermont
SkiNewEngland.net
 
   Vermont: Timber Ridge: Expansions
Ski Area Expansions
 
Upper Mountain at Timber Ridge
Upper Mountain Details
Upper Mountain
Status:Abandoned
First Season of Operation:1972-73
Lifts:1 chairlift
Terrain:Novice, intermediate, and expert trails
Return to Timber Ridge Profile
Initially opened as a small T-Bar served area, Glebe Mountain soon found itself in financial trouble.

Eventually becoming Timber Ridge, the ski area looked expand and become a private family country club. For the 1972-73 season, a new 3,891 foot Hall double chairlift was installed to near the top of the ski area, increasingly the vertical drop from 320 feet to about 800 feet. About half a dozen new trails of all abilities were added in conjunction with the lift.

The double chairlift would remain in operation for the balance of Timber Ridge's independent operation, as well as when it was part of Magic Mountain. Upon Magic's closing, the chairlift was removed and reinstalled at Smuggler's Notch.

In January 2014, upper mountain was featured on the National Geographic show Building Wild's episode "Top of the World," in which a cabin was constructed on the top footing of the former chairlift.


The bottom terminal of the former Showcase Chair (2002)
The bottom terminal of the former Showcase Chair (2002)

The upper mountain area as seen in 2006
The upper mountain area as seen in 2006

The top terminal of the Showcase Chair (2006)
The top terminal of the Showcase Chair (2006)

Looking down the Showcase trail (2006)
Looking down the Showcase trail (2006)

Timber Ridge Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
Magic Connection1987-88Abandoned
North Glacier Bowl1983-84Cancelled
Southbrook1982-83Abandoned
Upper Mountain1972-73Abandoned
Return to Timber Ridge Ski History

Last updated: April 24, 2014

Also on NewEnglandSkiHistory.com...
Big expansion plans at Waterville?
Big expansion plans at Waterville?
Killington and Pico almost connected
Killington and Pico almost connected
A classic trail cut by the Civilian Conservation Corps
A classic trail cut by the Civilian Conservation Corps
Once one of the busiest areas in New England...now idle
Once one of the busiest areas in New England...now idle
The man behind Mount Snow and Mohawk
The man behind Mount Snow and Mohawk
An area partially constructed near Manchester, NH?
An area partially constructed near Manchester, NH?
   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 2002-2017, All Rights Reserved.