Local NH Town to Reopen Its Ski Hill

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SAM Magazine—Littleton, N.H., Sept. 12, 2013—After being shuttered for more than 20 years, the Mt. Eustis Ski Tow will reopen to skiers and local school ski programs after Jan. 1. The town is planning to offer the non-profit Mt. Eustis ski Hill Group a three-year lease for $1 a year. Voters approved the plan at a town meeting last March.

The Group plans to run the area, with its one rope tow and two trails (one lighted) and a gladed area, with volunteers, with costs handled mostly through donations. The Group is suggesting a $5 donation for each visit, but it’s not required. The aim is to offer affordable skiing and riding to all, and to provide a venue for school and local youth ski/ride programs.

As part of the community-wide effort, the automotive technologies students at Littleton High are resurrecting the rope tow’s gas-powered engine. Home Depot is donating a building to serve as the warming hut. Five volunteers will split the duties of running the tow and slopes, and will be trained in operations, safety, and first aid. The area will be open in the afternoon Tuesday through Friday and on weekends.