Bennington Banner Newspaper Archives Dec 21 1963, Page 6

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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - December 21, 1963, Bennington, Vermont 6-Bennington Banner saturday december 21, 1963 treats injured skiers or. Arthur e. Ellison of Williamstown has become a nationally recognized authority on ski injuries. He is shown in the clinic at mount Snow where he has conducted a program of research. Or. Ellison says that six out of every 1,000 skiers Are injured each Day in accidents and that most victims Don t know How the Accident set to Start second skiing season Petersburg . A the Petersburg pass ski area has announced the completion of two new intermediate trails for the coming season. A third Trail is also expected to be ready for use this year. Skiing at the area is already in Progress. The addition of these three trails will boost the number at the one year old area to six. At the top of the Taconic Trail Petersburg is five Miles from Williamstown mass., 17 from Bennington and about 35 from the Albany area the resort opened last year with the installation of a 3,000-foot double chair lift to the top of the 3,000-foot Peak. The lift was manufactured by the noted French ski lift designer Jean to Magalsky. Gilbert b. Devey and Francis c. Wilson co managing directors of the resort have also announced that a line for a second double chair lift has been cleared. Installation is planned for the Spring of 1964. The area has a gift shop restaurant cocktail lounge and ski shop with a Complete line of Metal and wooden skis and other necessary equipment. There is also a Complete rental service. Stratton 30 acres of new trails Stratton a thirty acres of new trails for Novice intermediate and expert skiers plus two new to bar lifts will Greet skiers when they arrive at the Stratton Mountain ski area this Winter. The two new expert trails the Spruce and the Stannard drop 1,750 feet in 5,000 feet of Trail. T7ie Bear cub and the Daniel Webster Are designed primarily for beginners and intermediates. These trails were Cut burned and bulldozed last summer. One of the new to bars which is 2,700 feet in length will serve a completely new Novice and instruction area. The second new lift runs from the top of the Novice chairlift to the mid station. The new lifts will bring to five the number of lifts now available at the three year old resort which is situated 15 Miles East of Manchester four Miles off Vermont 30. Also ready for use a no 4k pric is u or Emty s/6ty> Bromley ski area Peru Vermont this year is a three mile Cross country Trail which is expected to be the first in a series for those who enjoy hiking on skis. The Stratton resort will continue this season to promote the atmosphere of austrian conviviality that has become its trademark. Emo Henrich director of the ski school and his colourful staff Are entertainers As Well As expert skiers. A newcomer Hans Kremser is reputed to be a a terrific in All Stratton will have 30 instructors 25 of them certified. They will teach the modified austrian system. The resort plans to continue its tyrolean evenings in a night spot known As the Bear s Den which has an addition this year called the Cave. Entertainment will feature Shuh Platteis singing of austrian Folk songs and twisting. The Stratton ski school this year has added a Nursery ski school for youngsters Between three and six. The Young folks will be looked after while the a old folks ski. The six to ten age group will learn to ski in the Kleine Teufel Classe. Even races for these youngsters Are being arranged according to Advance reports. The Nursery school is open from 9 30 until noon and from 1 30 until 4 30. The rate is $2.50 for a half Day. The area in front of the base Lodge has been paved this summer so that skiers have More room to sit and eat in the Sun. Parking areas have been improved and enlarged. New construction includes a number of year round vacation Homes in a residential Village at the base of the Mountain and the interdenominational Chapel of the snows in which regular services will be held. For transient skiers there Are accommodations for 3,000 within 25 Miles of the resort. To promote the area As a year round resort Stratton has completed an outdoor swimming Pool for warm weather use and new Tennis courts. An 18-Hole Golf course is on the drawing boards. Stratton will Issue notices of special events As the season goes on. Vermont newest ski area is Glen Ellen Fayston a Vermont a one new ski area this year opened officially Here last week on a 1,-589 acre tract of land on the Northeast slope of 4,135-foot it. Ellen third highest Mountain in the state. The new ski Center known As Glen Ellen is in the town of Fayston three Miles West of Waitsfield off Vermont too. Combined with two other ski resorts sugar Bush Valley and mad River Glen it will when completed our new 1964 Glamour look is real come see and ski dutch Hill in i Heartwellville Vermont create a formidable concentration of ski facilities All within a Short radius. Developer of the area is Walton Elliott a Cornell University graduate who worked in the contracting and building products Field before he switched to the ski business and formed the Glen Ellen corp. Expected to be in operation this year Are a 6,250 foot double chairlift with a capacity of 1,000 per hour a second double chairlift of less than half the length and a slightly greater capacity and a 1,000 foot to bar lift. Trails will be available for experts intermediates and Novice skiers. The Golden Thistle base Lodge will also be open this Winter. Neil Robinson for Many years ski school director at Bromley will head the ski school. According to present plans three More double chairlifts will be installed and two new lodges and an inn will be built As development proceeds. Parking space is now available for 700 cars. The Waitsfield area is growing by leaps and Bounds As a Center for Winter sports activities. According to a recent report some 60 to 70 private lodges in the $10,000 to $20,000 bracket have been built there in the past few years. Our lifts sex a an de a trails and slopes sex a an de a cafeterias our Fine new Sun deck Fibre pane protected. Our ski shop and ski school. Our whole area is ready for your skiing pleasure a daily operation Only 19 Miles East of Bennington. Located at the newly finished Highway route 8 and too. To Miles North of North Adams mass. In Vermont kiddie ski school and ski baby sitting service too try us you wont be sorry route Tel. Glenview 8-4123 skiers. After a Day on the slopes and trails join delicious meal us for in a delightful a color folder . Box 669e, n. Adams mass. . A new Alpine Village is in the making too of interested please write us Ujj served atmosphere. Cocktail lounge j 0 dancing every sat. O hours . 4 30-12 \ open sunday at noon a dutch Hill and Hogback expand too two Well established Southern Vermont ski areas Are smaller than some of the giant new arrivals on the skiing scene but both offer trails for All classes and Are expanding slowly As their lower prices and uncrowded slopes attract a growing number of patrons. The Hogback ski area a Marlboro institution since 1946, now has a total of 13 trails served by a 2,300-foot to bar lift a Poma lift and two rope tows. The to bar which is actually the Center of one ski area on the East Side of the Mountain begins below Highway level and reaches an Elevation of 2,400 feet. The Poma lift is on the North Side of the Mountain. Top terminals Are close together so skiers have Access to All trails and slopes. Major improvements at Hogback Mountain this year which is on Vermont 9, 14 Miles West of Brattleboro and 26 Miles East of Bennington Are a new skating rink put in this summer to expand Winter sports facilities and a new maintenance building for Killington develops 5 the slope the storage of Sno cats and other maintenance equipment. In addition trails were groomed and improved. At dutch Hill in Heartwell Ville emphasis this summer was on widening and improving trails and on expanding Lodge facilities. The dutch Meadows Novice area has been widened at the Bottom to twice its former Width and the line leading to the 1,400-foot a bar lift has been relocated to avoid crowding. The Tulip Lane connecting the Novice Dyke Trail and the Meadows has been straightened widened and groomed for better skiing. Improvements have also been made to the dutchman s Holiday intermediate Trail. The area has a total of five trails and several open beginners slopes served by a total of three lifts. The longest lift is a 2,000-foot to bar. Dutch Hill s biggest Boon is a newly constructed stretch of Vermont routes 8 and too. The new stretch completed last year has fewer curves and Steep grades and cuts travel time to the area considerably. In anticipation of larger crowds this year the dutch treat cafeteria has been expanded to twice the former seating capacity. The main Lodge the dutch Boot has been partially remodeler. More than too Trees have been removed from around the Lodge to make Access More convenient. A new inn the Kiara will open dec. 27 in Heartwellville less than a mile from the area. In new zealand Klara Means Good Luck. The Lodge can accommodate 30 skiers. Hogback s new a Frame Lodge completed in time for last Winter s season is known As the Al Penolo. It houses a restaurant ski and rental shop and offers a sundeck and a 100-mile View. In the immediate Vicinity Are the Skyline inn a Well known restaurant the Hogback Mountain gift shop which Sells gifts from Vermont As Well As most foreign lands and the Marlboro inn with accommodations for 60. The Luman Nelson museum adjoining the gift shop claims to have one of the largest natural history collections in new England. No skiing on a hot Day try red Wax to Quot is skiing on a cold Day try Green Wax Sherburne a Snow or Snow there will be skiing at Killington this Winter. The five year old resort 14 Miles East of Rutland off Vermont 4, will have Snow making equipment in operation this season not Only As insurance against a shortage of Snow but to guarantee the salaries of some 500 employees of the resort and of lodges in the surrounding area. The Snow makers can Supply about two thirds of the Snow shed Novice area. Most of the resort s efforts at improvement and expansion this year were concentrated on the Snow shed area. A new three Quarter mile double chairlift Killington s ninth will parallel another double chairlift in the Snow shed area. The lift will carry 1,200 skiers per hour to boost the areas total per hour capacity to 6,900. Killington now has four chairlifts and five Poma lifts. The first chairlift installed at the area reaches the highest Point of All Aerial lifts in the United states. A new base Lodge killing tones third designed and built in the Snow shed area by Stan mar inc., has 6,000 Square feet of space and is about 60 per cent of the size of the rams head Lodge which was completed before last years season. It is at the foot of the new lift and has eating facilities Anc est rooms. The ski area is now expanding Over five mountains which make up the 3,000 acre Killington Complex. Skiing on a warm Day try Silver Wax before skiing to y is four seasons sport shop Manchester Center Vermont 05255 r i i x x x 8 x x x x x i x x x x x the perfect Christmas gift season tickets for i i x x Prospect Mountain ski area unlimited use of to bar and rope Tow x x x x x x i x x 8 x x i 8 x s i 8 x x x adults juniors up thru 18 years $50.00 35.00 i i i husband and wife 054 0 s husband. Wife. I child each Addi Honal child each additional child 18 or. And under is years a under 14 thru 18 if depend 95410 104 0 25410 a Day adult tickets. $4.00 a Day Junior tickets. $3.00 ski 8 x x x x x i the economical Way j buy a season ticket now May be purchased at we. H. Morse construction co. Office phone 2-6467 Days 2-6655 nights and Adams hardware main st., Bennington phone 2-5026 or at the Prospect ski area phone 2-2575 be i in ii Wrim Wiwi Wewt re i in in i x i x x i 8

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