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   Vermont: Ascutney Mountain: Expansions
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Summit Area at Ascutney Mountain
Summit Area Details
Summit Area
Status:Abandoned
First Season of Operation:1963-64
Lifts:1 chairlift, 1 T-Bar
Terrain:19 trails
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After years of operating as a small area and experimenting with small, ill-fated Larchmont chairlift, the owners of Ascutney obtained the funding to take the ski area to the next level. After acquiring hundreds of acres of additional land, plans were put in place to a sizable expansion. An estimated $1 million project, up to 19 trails were likely cut in 1962 and 1963.

In addition to a new base lodge, two new lifts were installed for the 1963-64 season, including a new Hall double chairlift. Climbing 1,430 vertical feet over the course of 4,700', the chairlift opened perhaps 800 vertical feet of new terrain. The second lift, a 576 foot long Hall T-Bar, serviced an upper mountain novice/intermediate area, accessible via a mid station on the new chairlift.

While the T-Bar would eventually be removed prior to the opening of the Sunrise area, the double chairlift remained in place for two decades. It was upgraded to a CTEC triple chairlift for the 1986-87 season. While the lifts were known as "Summit" chairlifts, neither the Summit Double nor Summit Triple reached the top of Mt. Ascutney. In fact, the Summit Triple later became known as the Snowdance Triple when the North Peak complex was built above it.


The 1968 Ascutney trail map
The 1968 Ascutney trail map

The 1998 Ascutney trail map
The 1998 Ascutney trail map

The Snowdance Triple bottom terminal (2004)
The Snowdance Triple bottom terminal (2004)

The Snowdance Triple mid station (2004)
The Snowdance Triple mid station (2004)

The Snowdance Triple top terminal (2004)
The Snowdance Triple top terminal (2004)

An idle Snowdance Triple in 2013
An idle Snowdance Triple in 2013

Ascutney Mountain Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
North Peak2000-01Abandoned
Summit Area1963-64Abandoned
Sunrise Area1970-71Abandoned
Village Area1984-85Abandoned
West Slope Area1962-63Abandoned
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Last updated: May 17, 2014

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