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Vermont Cancelled Ski Areas
Mt. Abraham Ski Area
Lincoln, Vermont
Proposed in the 1940s
Mt. Abraham Ski Area location map Overview
At 4,006 feet in elevation, Mt. Abraham is one of the highest peaks in Southern Vermont.

In searching for a location to build a new ski area away from his growing dissatisfaction with Stowe, Roland Palmedo considered multiple sites on the long ridge of Lincoln Mountain in the early to mid 1940s. The southernmost candidate on the ridge, Mt. Abraham, featured a summit above tree line. Depending upon the location of the base area, the vertical drop of the area could have been in excess of 2,500 feet.

In March of 1946, the northernmost major peak on the ridge, General Stark Mountain, was chosen as the home of Mad River Glen.

Mt. Abraham as seen from Sugarbush's Lincoln Peak (2010)
Mt. Abraham as seen from Sugarbush's Lincoln Peak (2010)

Mt. Abraham in 2010
Mt. Abraham in 2010

Mt. Abraham in 2010
Looking up the ridge toward Sugarbush from Mt. Abraham in 2010

Mt. Abraham in 2010
Looking toward the Adirondacks from Mt. Abraham in 2010

Today
There are no known remains of the Mt. Abraham proposal. Sugarbush's Lincoln Peak complex is located on the next major peak north.

Quotes
" 1946, March: Stark Mt. chosen over Mt. Abraham as MRG site. "
Kerr, Mary. A Mountain Love Affair: The Story of Mad River Glen.


Resources
  • Mount Abraham (Vermont) - Wikipedia
  • Mt. Abraham - FranklinSites.com Hiking Guide
  • Kerr, Mary K. A Mountain Love Affair: The Story of Mad River Glen. Eleventh edition. Woodstock, VT: Countryman Press, 2008.

  • Last updated: August 19, 2014
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