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Pine Top Ski Area
West Greenwich, Rhode Island
Pine Top in the 1968 Eastern Ski Map
Pine Top in the 1968 Eastern Ski Map
Pine Top Ski Area Details
Status:Lost/Defunct
First Year of Operation:1965
Last Year of Operation:1980
Vertical Drop:280 feet
Lifts in Operation:0
Lifts Removed/Non Operational:Surface lifts
Pine Top Ski Area, located on Escoheag Hill near West Greenwich, opened for the 1965-66 ski season. With two T-Bar lifts and an advertised parking capacity of 1,200 cars, Pine Top was rumored to be the most popular ski area in Rhode Island during its heyday. The ski area featured snowmaking and night skiing.

Due in part to poor snow years, Pine Top went into a period of decline in the late 1970s. An unsuccessful attempt was made to operate a summertime motorcycle park, in hopes to boost revenues.

Pine Top likely closed in 1980. The base lodge was burned by vandals in the early to mid 1980s.


Lifts
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Name Type Brand Installed Removed After
Past Lifts
T-BarT-Bar  1965-66    
T-BarT-BarHall  1965-66    

Ticket Price History
Weekend Full Day Lift Ticket
Season Price Source
1970s
1970-71$4.50GraphSkiing  
1960s
1967-68$4.00GraphEastern Ski Atlas  

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Vintage Ads
Pine Top Ski Area ad in the 1972 Eastern Ski Map
Pine Top Ski Area ad in the 1972 Eastern Ski Map
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External Links
  • Pine Top Ski Area - New England Lost Ski Areas Project
  • Last updated: December 23, 2013

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