West Side at Temple Mountain Ski Area
After operating for nearly three decades as a part time ski area, Temple Mountain was carried to the next level in the 1960s as new land was acquired and daily operations commenced.|
In 1965, the ski area expanded westward proper (after previous rope tow installs) with the installation of the West T-Bar. With the new 1,426 foot long by 248 foot vertical Doppelmayr, the new area featured generally novice and intermediate terrain. In addition, a lodge would be constructed.
While the T-Bar remained in operation for a few decades, it was not in operation by the time the ski area entered its final season of operation, 2000-2001. Though the chairlifts would be removed and sold, the T-Bar remained in place after the liquidation of the ski area.
The early 1980s Temple Mountain trail map showing the west area
The West T-Bar (2006)
The overgrown Broadway slope in 2014
Birch Run in 2014
Last updated: May 12, 2014