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Bartlett Mountain
Bartlett, New Hampshire

Overview
Bartlett Mountain (left) as seen from South Moat Mountain A subpeak of Kearsarge North Mountain, Bartlett Mountain once featured multiple hiking trails and an alpine ski trail. In addition, there was also a small alpine ski area named the Intervale Ski Slope near the bottom of the CCC ski trail.

Trails on Bartlett Mountain
Bartlett Mountain location map Maple Villa Ski Trail - Abandoned
This CCC ski trail went from the Maple Villa Hotel in the Intervale section of Bartlett to Bartlett Mountain. The trail was abandoned sometime in the middle of the twentieth century.

Quotes
Maple Villa Ski Trail. This trail starts from the highway (N.H. 16, 18 - kept open throughout the year) opposite Maple Villa, between Glen Station and Intervale. It is from 15 to 35 ft. wide and ascends the N.W. slope of Mt. Bartlett to its summit. The drop is approximately 2,000 ft. in 2 1/2 m. Under conditions of a minimum of 8 inches of snow it affords a good run for intermediate and expert skiers on the upper two-thirds of the trail. The lower third is suitable for novices.
The A.M.C. White Mountain Guide, 1934, p. 256


In 1933, Emerson, aided by Dodge, Proctor and Carleton, got CCC labor to build the Maple Villa Ski Trail, the first up-to-date trail south of the Notch. This event, the growing popularity of Dodge's camp and the earlier Boston snow trains roused the towns
Marshall Sprague, 1937


Maple Villa Trail, E. from State 16 opposite Maple Villa Hotel in Intervale to summit of Bartlett Mt. Length 2.5 m. Max grade 26º. Lower section is gradual but becomes progressively more difficult
New Hampshire: A Guide to the Granite State, 1938, p.532


Maple Villa Ski Trail. This trail starts from the highway (NH 16, US 302-open throughout the year) opposite Maple Villa, between Glen Station and Intervale. It ascends the NW slope of Mt. Bartlett to its summit. The drop is approximately 2,000 ft. in 2 1/2 m. It affords a good run for intermediate and expert skiers on the upper two-thirds of the trail. The lower third is suitable for novices.

The Intervale Ski Slope (tow) is located on the E bank of the E Branch 1/4 m. from highway NH 16.
The A.M.C. White Mountain Guide, 1940


Maple Villa (New Hampshire Forestry and Recreation Commission). Length 2.5 mi. Class nov., int.
New Hampshire Winter Map, 1947-48


Images
Resources
  • New Hampshire: A Guide to the Granite State. Boston, MA: The Riverside Press, 1938.
  • New Hampshire Winter Map. New York, NY: General Drafting Co., Inc. 1947-48.
  • Bartlett Mountain - FranklinSites.com Hiking Guide
  • Intervale Ski Slope - New England Lost Ski Areas Project
  • Sprague, Marshall. "The Eastern Slope Calls the Skiers" The New York Times. 28 November 1937.
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