Sibhusky

Whitefish, MT
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Oct 26, 2016
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Whitefish, MT
Marshall Mountain, Montana: hasn't operated since 2003, still for sale with a $700k price reduction.
Marshall Mountain, a former ski area just a few miles from downtown Missoula, is under contract to be sold. The 156-acre property features a lodge and has been recently used for mountain biking, backcountry skiing, races and events. It's not clear who the new owner is and whether they'll still allow the public to use the land. The property was listed for $2.15 million. Dawn Maddux of Engel & Volkers in Missoula said she can't disclose the buyer due to Montana law.
 

dan ross

Putting on skis
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Dec 27, 2016
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54
So this is the first place I ever skied. Yes, now a lost ski area, Eastover Resort in Lenox. MA. Looking at the picture it's almost hard to tell which way the slope runs down! The rope tow ran right up this side of the tree line (and the fence was not there!) In lace leather double boots, wood skis w/screwed on edges and cable bindings. Yes, the 'hold your arm straight up in the air and the ski tip reaches your wrist', was how they sized your skis.

Straight down the hill and had no idea how to stop and into the woods.(I had a few minutes before the first lesson was to start). After watching a few folks grab the rope tow I gave it a shot and got back to the 'top'. Now with the group also waiting for the lesson, a guy skis up to the group and stops in a tip stand in front of us. With an Austrian accent he says his name is "Omar, I'll be your instructor!" He is sporting Head Master metal skis, LOOK Nevada/Grand Prix bindings and Rosemount boots. WOW! THAT made a big impression... I was seven.

And the rest is history!

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Dave, this is the first place I ever skied as well having grown up about 5 miles away. If I remember it was a rope tow and or a T-bar ? Somewhere , I have a list of areas in this area that are long gone. Some were nothing more than a rope tow on a sloping cow pasture, a way for the farmer to earn a few bucks in the winter. Of course it seemed at least that we got more snow back then ( 60’s-70’s).
The point is, that skiing was accessible to almost everyone who wanted to participate.
 

Sal Tuscany

In the parking lot (formerly "At the base lodge")
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Apr 9, 2021
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Maryland
In the early 80’s I was a graduate student at Marshall University in Huntington WV. One season I taught at Lakewood Village in Cattletsburg KY, across the Ohio Rive, near Ashland. Every week I taught a couple of weeknights and weekends. About 400 vertical feet and two rope tows. One of the runs was steeper and got bumped up. After my lesson I would just do laps over and over.
 
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