South Face at Hogback Mountain Ski Area
Starting as one of only a few ski areas in New England with a T-Bar lift, Hogback quickly became a popular destination. As a result, there was a need to add new terrain.|
In January of 1948, Hogback Mountain Ski Lift, Inc. President John Dunham disclosed proposed expansion plans with Schenectday Gazette ski writer Lloyd Lambert. According to Lambert, the "new lift will be placed to the left of the present one, where there are much steeper grades, and will face south."
While the original T-Bar's vertical drop was around 460 feet, a lift on the south face could been as much as 600 vertical feet if it ran from Grant Road to the summit of Mt. Olga.
In the end, Hogback chose to add more intermediate terrain to the west, installing the roughly 300 vertical foot Whiteway Pomalift in 1955.
Last updated: January 16, 2016